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This website provides an answer to the common question of "Why is the sky blue?" The page uses drawings and images to explain how Tyndall Effect causes the blue color we see. Similar topics like Sunsets and "Why is Mars sky red?" are also addressed.
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Keywords:
Rayleigh scattering, Tyndall Effect, sky color, suspension
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created June 22, 2007 by Andrew Coughlin
Record Updated:
January 30, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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June 22, 2007
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AIP Format
(University of California, Riverside , Riverside, 2006), WWW Document, (http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/General/BlueSky/blue_sky.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Why is the sky blue? (Tyndall Effect), (University of California, Riverside , Riverside, 2006), <http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/General/BlueSky/blue_sky.html>.
APA Format
Why is the sky blue? (Tyndall Effect). (2007, June 22). Retrieved December 17, 2017, from University of California, Riverside : http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/General/BlueSky/blue_sky.html
Chicago Format
University of California, Riverside . Why is the sky blue? (Tyndall Effect). Riverside: University of California, Riverside , June 22, 2007. http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/General/BlueSky/blue_sky.html (accessed 17 December 2017).
MLA Format
Why is the sky blue? (Tyndall Effect). Riverside: University of California, Riverside , 2006. 22 June 2007. 17 Dec. 2017 <http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/General/BlueSky/blue_sky.html>.
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