Why not purple or green, or yellow (like the sun) when we look up on a beautiful clear day? Why is the sky blue?
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:
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!
Stay open, curious and hopeful!
~ Dr. Lynda
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- “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>. ↩