What causes the different colors in a sunset?

What causes the different colors in a sunset

The different colors in a sunset are primarily caused by the scattering of sunlight by the Earth’s atmosphere. As sunlight passes through the atmosphere, it scatters in all directions, and this scattering affects the color of the sky.



1. Which color of light is scattered the most, causing the sky to appear blue during the day?

A) Red
B) Orange
C) Blue
D) Green

2. What happens to the colors of a sunset when there are more particles in the air?

A) The sunset appears blander.
B) The colors do not change.
C) The sunset can appear more red or orange.
D) The sunset is delayed.

3. What phenomenon is responsible for the sky changing colors at sunset?

A) Reflection of water
B) Refraction of sunlight
C) Atmospheric pressure
D) Rayleigh scattering


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