• Question: What makes the sky blue?

    Asked by danielallobet to Eoin, Ester, Natasha on 17 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Natasha Myhill

      Natasha Myhill answered on 17 Nov 2017:

      Light is made up of lots of colours, the whole spectrum! We see the sky as blue because blue light gets scattered in all directions by the millions of tiny molecules in the atmosphere. Technically, all colours get scattered, but blue gets scattered more than any other colour because it travels as shorter waves than the others.