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written by Carl Rod Nave
This HyperPhysics page from Georgia State University contains an explanation of why the sky is blue, as well as details about Rayleigh and Mie scattering. See also the explanation of sky saturation and brightness, illustrated with a picture of the sky.
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= Scattering
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image credit: Kabir Bakie, Creative Commons; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from July 1, 2009 until July 16, 2009. View the feature here!


Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2006 C.R. Nave
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Keywords: Mie Scattering, light, rayleigh scattering, scattering, sky
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 9, 2009 by Raina Khatri
Record Updated: Jun 15, 2009 by Ed Lee
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August 12, 2005
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C. Nave, (2006), WWW Document, (http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/Hbase/atmos/blusky.html).
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C. Nave, HyperPhysics: Blue Sky and Rayleigh Scattering, (2006), <http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/Hbase/atmos/blusky.html>.
APA Format
Nave, C. (2005, August 12). HyperPhysics: Blue Sky and Rayleigh Scattering. Retrieved November 22, 2014, from http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/Hbase/atmos/blusky.html
Chicago Format
Nave, Carl Rod. HyperPhysics: Blue Sky and Rayleigh Scattering. August 12, 2005. http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/Hbase/atmos/blusky.html (accessed 22 November 2014).
MLA Format
Nave, Carl Rod. HyperPhysics: Blue Sky and Rayleigh Scattering. 2006. 12 Aug. 2005. 22 Nov. 2014 <http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/Hbase/atmos/blusky.html>.
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