Why did the sun hide behind the clouds?

Why did the sun hide behind the clouds?

The borders of the cloud may be seen, but the area in front of the sun seems to be the same as the sun to the camera. This gives the impression that clouds are hiding the sun. In fact, the sun is always hidden from view because it is too far away from us.

The Earth's atmosphere refracts light from the sun, making it appear brighter than it actually is. The more air between you and the sun there is, the more this effect occurs. Because clouds reflect light they show up as dark areas on a bright background, which explains why they look like shadows. However, because they reflect all wavelengths of light they don't just hide the sun; they also block out any sunlight reaching the ground under them.

Light waves are reflected when they hit an object with a surface energy equivalent to or greater than the wave's own. For example, if you walk into a room and block the light, those waves are reflected back toward where they came from. If the object blocking the light is white or grey, then its shadow will be black or dark grey. If the object blocking the light is coloured, such as red or blue, then its shadow will be colored too. Shadows are formed because objects block out light from the sun.

Shadows are useful because they reveal information about the shape of objects.

Where does the sun hide on a cloudy day?

The sun is hidden behind clouds. Only the very top of its surface can be seen from Earth. It is during these periods that solar storms occur. Solar storms are bursts of radiation and particles from the sun that can affect electronics and power grids on Earth.

Where does the moon come from?

The moon is always getting smaller because of gravity. The closer a planet is to the earth, the more influence it has on creating tides on our planet. The moon causes tides because it orbits around the earth every 24 hours. As it goes over different areas of land, the water height varies relative to the distance it travels.

What is so special about the moon?

It is known as "the quiet star". The moon is always facing us out into space, but we cannot see it because it is covered in dust from collisions with meteorites. If the moon weren't invisible, we would have to consider its effect when planning activities involving motor vehicles or heavy equipment.

Why does the sun’s image look distorted at sunset?

Why does the picture of the sun appear distorted at sunset? The distortion occurs as a result of how air influences light pathways. Assume you have a camera mounted to a telescope and wish to photograph a faint galaxy. The lens in your camera will bend the light from objects behind it, just as the atmosphere bends light from the sun. So if you photograph the galaxy through the telescope, the image on the film or sensor will be distorted.

The amount of distortion depends on the strength of the atmosphere and the distance from the earth to the sun. At the horizon, where the density of the atmosphere is greatest, all objects beyond it are sharply defined but stretched out into wide, oval-shaped images. As you go higher into the atmosphere, the distortion decreases until it disappears entirely when the sky is completely clear. Distortion also varies depending on what part of the sun an object is. Near the center, where the brightness is greatest, central bright areas are widened out while dark centers are narrowed down. This is called positive distortion. Further out towards the edge of the disk, where the intensity drops off rapidly, central dark areas are filled in while bright edges are cut off. This is called negative distortion.

The fact that the distortion changes with distance from the sun means that photographs taken at different times show different distortions.

Why do rays of sunlight stream through the clouds?

Sun rays, also known as crepuscular rays, are parallel columns of sunlight air divided by darker cloud covered regions that stream through openings in clouds. Airborne dust, inorganic salts, organic aerosols, minute water droplets, and the air molecules themselves scatter and reflect sunlight, making the rays visible. The word "crepuscular" means "twilight" or "dusk" - referring to the time of day when these rays are seen.

The term "ray of sunlight" is commonly used by astronomers when referring to a beam of light from the Sun reaching Earth. In astronomy, the word "ray" is used to describe a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) emitted or reflected by an object that reaches the eye or another sensitive detector. In this case, the ray is not physically connected to the object that emits it; instead, it is emitted as a result of optical effects caused by clouds or other particles in the atmosphere.

Astronomers use telescopes to observe objects across large distances of space. Because of the distance between Earth and the Sun, telescopes on Earth can only see parts of the Sun at any one time. To see everything, astronomers need to combine data from several telescopes located in different locations. They do this by looking at different parts of the sky with each telescope, called "pointing", which is done by moving the entire telescope including its antenna.

Why can you see the image of the sun just above the horizon when the sun has already set?

This is due to the Sun's light being refracted by the Earth's atmosphere. Because the atmosphere bends the path of light, we perceive the Sun in a little different location than it actually is. As the Earth rotates, so does its shadow. So even though it may be dusk or night outside, there will still be sunlight high in the sky because it's reaching the top of the atmosphere and being refracted back down.

For example, if the Sun is about 10 degrees below the horizon and you are 10 miles away, then its light will be traveling about 600 feet per second. The speed of light is always constant, but the distance it travels before hitting the ground depends on how far it is from the earth. If we calculate the angle that the Sun makes with the horizon, we find out that it is 9 degrees. Since light moves perpendicular to its direction, this means that the sun is causing an image 9 degrees above the horizon.

Now, let's say that you are living near a body of water like a lake or ocean. There are two ways that this could affect what time it is. First, since the water is constantly changing shape due to weather conditions and tides, it's apparent height up in the air changes too. This means that the angle at which it is reflecting sunlight off into space changes too.

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Yvonne Gomez

Yvonne Gomez is a passionate environmentalist with a background in biology and chemistry. She has been working hard to protect the environment for nearly two decades, and has worked with many organizations including Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth.


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