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    Question why is the sky red when it is about to rain?

    does anyone know why the night sky is red when it's going to rain?

    my baddy, forgot to add the word 'night'..
    Last edited by desmondwong; 9th January 2004 at 08:37 PM.

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    oops.... forgot to specify that it's the night sky....

    why is the night sky red when it's about to rain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by desmondwong
    oops.... forgot to specify that it's the night sky....

    why is the night sky red when it's about to rain?
    Take a look at this http://www.g-k-b.fsnet.co.uk/old_wives_tales.htm

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    it's something to do with light reflection, the light spectrum and the clouds....
    i cant remember exactly......
    red sky at night just imply alot of clouds, but then, alot of clouds does increase the likelihood of rain

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    The explanation this site gives is that in the evening the light passes thorough more of the atmosphere, the higher frequencies get reflected, making the sun look redder.

    http://www.wonderquest.com/BlueSky-PinkMountains.htm


    PS: If a red sun rises, it means that blood has been spilled at night.

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