|MadSci Network: Astronomy|
After teaching my class about the Tyndall Effect (you seem to refer to it as Rayleigh's) and how the scattering of light causes the sky to look blue and sunsets to appear red, I was stumped with a new question. Someone asked me why stars closer to the horizon, then, don't also look more reddish. The ligh from these stars must also be travelling further through the atmosphere. Why whouldn't this light also be scattered enough to cause the reddish colors to become prevalent? Thank you for your time!!!
Re: Why don't stars near the horizon appear red like the setting sun does?
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