Why not purple or green, or yellow (like the sun) when we look up on a beautiful clear day? Why is the sky blue?

Image: A brilliant blue sky with a fluffy heart-shaped cloud in the middle

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That is a question so elemental and universally asked by almost every person around the globe at least once in their life, that we had to tackle it! Here’s a cool video we found from SciShow’s YouTube channel that can tell you all about it:

Via: SciShow 1

Three simple reasons! Who knew?

It may surprise you to know “why is the sky blue?” is one of the most Googled questions in English, and we can thank children for keeping us questioning the obvious!

Now that we’ve nailed that down, the next time you are holding the hand of a child and they spring that one on you, you will be both a hero and a sage! Terrific! I love being both of those!

If you’ve got more curiosity about the sky, check out this article about a weird phenomenon, sundogs!

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~ Dr. Lynda

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Notes:

  1. “World’s Most Asked Questions: Why Is the Sky Blue?” YouTube. SciShow, 23 Oct. 2014. Web. 02 Mar. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Yli-yvNy-k&feature=youtu.be>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world.