diffuse sky radiation

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diffuse sky radiation

[də¦fyüs ¦skī ‚rād·ē′ā·shən]
(astrophysics)
Solar radiation reaching the earth's surface after having been scattered from the direct solar beam by molecules or suspensoids in the atmosphere. Also known as diffuse skylight; skylight; sky radiation.
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In a revised translation of the German edition of his book, science writer and editor Hoeppe explores the answer to one of humanity's--at least its younger members'--most recited questions: Why is the sky blue?