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Why do you see a red sunset sometimes?

  1. May 3, 2004 #1
    Hai people, our physic teacher has given us two theory problems to sloves which I am having trouble doing, so any help on this would be great

    the two problems are,

    Why do you see a red sunset sometimes?

    and

    how do rainbows form?

    any help would be great as I said
     
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  3. May 3, 2004 #2

    HallsofIvy

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    Are you related to BryceG?

    Why do you see a red sunset sometimes?

    If there are clouds or even a lot of water vapor, only red light, having the shortest wave length, will get through to your eye without being scattered.

    how do rainbows form?
    See my answer to BryceG's "questions".
     
  4. May 3, 2004 #3
    thanks man

    and no I am not related to BryceG
     
  5. May 3, 2004 #4

    HallsofIvy

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    That was a facetious question. In case you didn't notice, BryceG gave a series of questions very similar to yours.
     
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