A question about chlorophyll

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If chlorophyll makes leaves green, and carotenoid makes them yellow, orange, and brown, then what in the world makes the leaves in Japan pink??
 

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NoTime
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Anthocyanins found in leaves are red.
Red mixed with white light is pink.
 
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Kt_Atis
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Okay but how is this possible if all white light is absorbed in the Earth's athmosphere?
 
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dmoravec
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not all of the white light is absorbed, some is absorbed and some is scattered and some goes right through.
 

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