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What color is air?

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  • goring
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    When light penetrates the air it can experience a refraction which shows on the horizon when the sun goes down and we see beautiful colors it the sky

  • 4 months ago

    Air is transparent. It has NO color. If there is stuff IN the air, THEN it has color. Liquid nitrogen is NOT blue. Air is a gas, not a liquid. Yes water vapor in the air can affect the color of the sky. So can air pollution . the Clean Air Act WORKED in the USA.

  • 4 months ago

    Our air? Due to rayleigh scattering is blue over head, and red near sunsets. The smaller a wavelength the higher the probability of scattering. Jupiter's air is red because of its composition.

  • 4 months ago

    it mostly does not have a color, which is why our colors are what we use to see. If air had a color, that would mean that the remaining colors that we can see must have gotten absorbed and would not be useful for seeing with (air would block them and they would be black).

    The "color" that air possesses is not in the visible light range (the absorbance is beyond blue, shorter wavelengths than blue, so if there is a color, it is sort of a blue). Most of the filtration (absorption) of incoming solar energy is from secondary constituents like water, ozone, NO2, and so on, rather than O2 and N2, and the light color is that of the sun with some minor filtration by those chemical species.

    Basically, if air were not colorless, we would not use the colors we use in order to see. the colors we see would be different ones.

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  • Dixon
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Whatever tha colour is, it is very pale.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Translucent, unless impurities are present.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Slightly blue. We know this because you can liquify it and then it becomes opaque.

  • 4 months ago

    Red............

  • Nancy
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    Air in massive quantities refracts blue, which is why the sky is blue. Water isn't blue, though, isn't blue. It's clear. The reason the seas look blue is merely because they're mirroring the sky.

    • busterwasmycat
      Lv 7
      4 months agoReport

      Water is more truly blue than air. Air is blue but has a much higher transmissivity than water. Light passes tens of kilometers through air with essentially no blue bias yet water absorbs most non-blue over a few tens of meters.

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