Why blue light scatters d most?

Asked by Kim Sidhu | 7th Dec, 2010, 06:48: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear student,
The sunlit sky appears blue because airscatters short-wavelength light more than longer wavelengths. Since blue light is at the short wavelength end of the visible spectrum, it is more strongly scattered in the atmosphere than long wavelength red light. The result is that the human eye perceives blue when looking toward parts of the sky other than the sun.
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Answered by  | 8th Dec, 2010, 08:02: AM

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