# Why do large particles scatter more light than smaller particles?

1. ### thewall12

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Silly question, I know. I suspect it's because of a wider reflecting angle due to the diameter, but I'm not quite sure.

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2. ### zhermes

I think you have the right idea---but 'wider angle' isn't quite the right way to think about it. Bigger objects have a larger cross-section, more light hits them, thus more light is scattered.