Rayleigh Skies

Sharing photos from an evening walk in the Pacific Northwest a few days ago. Red skies on the horizon. These red colored spectrum skies are created from an occurrence in nature named Rayleigh scattering. The red sky is derived from sunlight being scattered in different weather systems. This process was named after Lord Rayleigh, who in 1871, published a paper describing this phenomenon. Rayleigh scattering results from the electric polarization of particles. Enjoy the polarization of particles in the air.

If you want to learn more about Rayleigh Scattering visit this site.

Published by Mews News

Blogging from the Pacific Northwest

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