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Does typical Sun Light usually contain all EM spectrum?

  1. Apr 16, 2010 #1
    Are all the frequencies of the Electromagnetic spectrum in a beam of light before being filtered by the earth's ozone?

    Beyond ROYGBIV though.. so like infrared rays, microwaves, xrays, etc
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  3. Apr 16, 2010 #2


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    Not 'all' if you are being strictly accurate - but yes, there are quite a lot of x-ray, gamma and hard UV that is blocked by the atmosphere and on the long wavelength end a reasonable amount of IR, microwave and radio.
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