Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Orange Sunsets

Swackett Weather Fun Fact:  Why does the sky turn a shade of orange or red at sunset?  Atmospheric particles (dust, salt, smoke, pollution) scatter blue ight more than red, the distance that sunlight travels through the atmosphere leaves sunlight depleted of blue and therefore rich in orange and red.

Swackett Fun Fact: Green Chicago Traditions

Swackett Fun Fact:  In 1961 Stephen Bailey, Business Manager of Chicago’s Journeymen Plumbers Local Union #110 who sponsored the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, ran into a plumber who was using a shamrock green dye to track waste leakage into the river and Bailey had “an-a-ha moment” and the river has been dyed ever since.



Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Hot and Cold Desert Temperatures

Swackett Weather Fun Fact:  Why are desert temperatures during the day so hot, but at night so cold?  Clear day skies allow the sun to heat up the ground and when the sun goes down, the heat is released out into space and since there are no clouds to hold the heat close to Earth, temperatures cool.

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