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Blue Sun and Moon

Naturevolume 168page554 (1951) | Download Citation

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ALTHOUGH the blue sun and moon are noteworthy phenomena, the physical origin of the colour does not appear to be well known. While, therefore, the following explanation is presumably neither novel nor complete, it may interest those who wish for “the vivid colouring of a physical illustration”.

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  1. Department of Natural Philosophy, University of Aberdeen

    • WILLIAM PAUL
    •  & R. V. JONES

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