Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 27 - Think and Explain - Page 517-518: 61


You agree with the statement.

Work Step by Step

Why are sunrises and sunsets red? At sunrise or sunset, sunlight takes a long path through the atmosphere to get to us, and a lot of the blue light is scattered sideways, leaving a reddish sunrise/sunset. This is discussed on pages 512-513 of the textbook, and shown in Figure 27.18.
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