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About atmosphere light absorbtion

  1. Oct 3, 2015 #1
    Hi pf,

    I am having a basic doubt.Even this may be a silly question.sorry for that.While in the morning due to sun's light we can able to see our atmosphere and also clouds.But at night even when we foccused a large amount of light towards the space. why can we able to see the atmosphere or clouds?why does the atmosphere not responding to the light at night?
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  3. Oct 3, 2015 #2


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    "Clouds?" Yes. "Thin air?" No.
    "Air" is transparent to visible light.
  4. Oct 3, 2015 #3
    The amount of scattered radiation during the daytime when the sun is present is vastly greater than the amount of scattered radiation at night.

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  6. Oct 11, 2015 #5
    thank u
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