Cuddling, dont you mean choking his chicken:lol:my favourite response so far is the rather whitty and thoughtful 'why isn't it brown in refelction of house roofs' answer...humm interesting thought and to 'Ivor' i've stopped Craig asking stupid questions for a moment he's currently cuddling a chicken.
I was just typing thatThe blue color of the sky is due to Rayleigh scattering. As light moves through the atmosphere, most of the longer wavelengths pass straight through. Little of the red, orange and yellow light is affected by the air.
However, much of the shorter wavelength light is absorbed by the gas molecules. The absorbed blue light is then radiated in different directions. It gets scattered all around the sky. Whichever direction you look, some of this scattered blue light reaches you. Since you see the blue light from everywhere overhead, the sky looks blue.