Sunday, October 2, 2016

Why the oceans are blue.

Rainbow at night, full moonlight!
I might have known this and forgot, but then again I may never have known why the oceans are blue. I was watching PBS tonight and they were talking about light. It seems that blue is the only color that can go into the depths. They had scuba divers checking how far down they could go and what colors they saw. The blue protons were the top winner. I guess that is why the sky is blue, somehow.

Well, okay, y'all probably knew all that, right? I was NOT aware though, that we can't really see color at night, even in the moonlight. The color protons don't bounce back at us without good old Mr. Sun. The scientist/photographer went out in the wilderness to this beautiful falls, at night. The moon was full, (I think he worried that the clouds could be a problem) but it came out for some beautiful footage. I was amazed at the rainbow. I thought, if anything, it be washed out or not all there. Sorry about my picture, taking a picture of a TV screen is not always the best. I just wanted to show y'all.

If I could, I would love to try this out during a full moon, with the sprinkler, a spray bottle and somewhere in the yard with no neighbor lights. I do apologize for such a 'little kid's excitement' over something so simple, but I was excited.

Enjoy your Sunday! (Maybe Monday)

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  1. I think it would be a fun experiment to do. Not little kid. It's all about expanding the mind

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    1. I watch a lot of public television, hopefully I can retain some of the information!

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  2. Really educational post. I wasn't aware that we could see a rainbow at night.

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    1. Only in the strong moonlight with clear skies for the sun's rays to reflect down and optimum conditions(fine mist).

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  3. I had never thought about colors being protons but that makes sense being as protons make up everything.

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    1. Not something most people think about.

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  4. hadn't really thought about not seeing colors at night or in the sea. that's pretty cool.

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    1. Yeah, I thought so. I love those shows!

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  5. I LOVE PBS and I love learning. Nothing little kid about your post at all. I get excited when I learn new things too! :)

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  6. Interesting post, glad I didn't miss it.

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    1. Very happy to 'see' you! You doing as well as can be expected?

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  7. I love nature and I love documentaries and TV shows where I can learn something, as I find nature fascinating. Thank you so much for sharing, and your header is lovely! :)

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    1. Thank you for dropping in. We are pretty much 'downhome' here.

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  8. I think that is very interesting. You are correct that usually taking a picture of a TV screen has poor results but your picture is awesomely clear.

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    1. I was surprised that it was as decent as it was, it usually isn't. :D

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  9. I'd read about that somewhere once, but forgotten.

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