Western Isles - Sunrises and Sunsets
Western Isles Sunrises and Sunsets - We see such lovely sunrise and sunsets - here on the Western Isles. The skies are just so spectacular. Here are a few pictures of sunrises and sunsets captured on The Isle of Harris and The Isle of Lewis. Actually the sun stays in its place at the center of our solar system. It doesn't rise and set, it just appears to rise and set because of the Earth's rotation on its axis. The sun makes one complete turn every 24 hours. It turns toward the east .As the Earth rotates, different locations on Earth pass through the sun's light.
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The Western Isles - Sunrises - Sunsets


The Western Isles - Isle of Harris, Isle of Lewis sunsets are just spectacular.

The colours of the sunset result from a phenomenon called scattering. Molecules and small particles in the atmosphere change the direction of light rays, causing them to scatter. This affects the colour of light coming from the sky, but the details are determined by the wavelength of the light and the size of the particle

Scattering affects the colour of light coming from the sky, but the details are determined by the wavelength of the light and the size of the particle. The short-wavelength blue and violet are scattered by molecules in the air much more than other colors of the spectrum. This is why blue and violet light reaches our eyes from all directions on a clear day. But because we can't see violet very well, the sky appears blue.

Scattering also explains the colours of the sunrise and sunset




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