Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 27 - Think and Discuss: 75

Answer

Besides the yellow-green light, there is also red light, and blue light. Though yellow-green may be strongest, all the components mix together to produce the white sunlight. Due to strong atmospheric scattering of blue light, the sunlight actually reaching the ground has a yellowish tint.

Work Step by Step

This is similar to listening to the music played by an orchestra. The loudest instrument isn't all that you hear (thank goodness!).
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