Come on in!  Join today only takes a few seconds.Join Us!Sign In
something more than just dust particles and ...
something more than just dust particles and ...
3 years ago|331 views |Conceptual

"Sunset is the daily disappearance of the sun below the horizon as a result of the Earth's rotation. The atmospheric conditions created by the setting of the sun, occurring before and after it disappears below the horizon, are also commonly referred to as "sunset".

The intense red and orange hues of the sky at sunrise and sunset are mainly caused by scattering of sunlight by dust particles, soot particles, other solid aerosols, and liquid aerosols in the Earth's atmosphere.
These enhanced red and orange colors at sunrise and sunset are mathematically explained by the Mie theory or the discrete dipole approximation. When there are no particulates in the troposphere, such as after a big rain storm, then the remaining less intense reds are explained by Rayleigh scattering of sunlight by air molecules." (wikipedia)

... not very romantic, don't you think so? :-)
anyway, I love sunsets.
and, actually, I still think they are something more than dust particles (and all that stuff) - and, yes, this is one of those case I adore to be ignorant ;-)

Sign in or create account to submit a comment.

No comments yet.

another directions by Bodó Miklós
Flight to Hell by THU HANG THI HO
Simplicity by Thanakorn chai Telan
Lonely road...... by Lawrence Graves
- knock knock... by vehbi dileksiz
balloons ... by Jon Downs
in my mind...... by gabrielam
You're Still An Innocent by Srikaton Mindarwanto
Proposition? by Antoine Schaetz
BROKEN JAIL SOUL by Michaela Sibi
expectations theory(#3) by h-agan
- don't you remember who i am... by vehbi dileksiz
Copyright Notice
Using, copying, or reposting this photo without prior permission from the photographer is strictly prohibited.

© Copyright 2011-2014 Rita Vita Finzi, All Rights Reserved.