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apparent dome over the earth, background of the clouds, sun, moon, and stars. The blue color of the clear daytime sky results from the selective scattering of light rays by the minute particles of dust and vapor in the earth's atmosphereatmosphere
[Gr.,=sphere of air], the mixture of gases surrounding a celestial body with sufficient gravity to maintain it. Although some details about the atmospheres of other planets and satellites are known, only the earth's atmosphere has been well studied, the science of
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. The rays with longer wavelengths (the reds and yellows) pass through most readily, whereas the shorter rays (the blues) are scattered. An excess of dust, especially in large particles, causes scattering of many rays besides the blue, and the sky "fades" and becomes whitish or hazy. The sky thus is clearest in winter, in the morning, after a rain, over a mountain, or over the ocean. Leonardo da Vinci experimented with light and attempted an explanation of the sky's blue color. The work on light and its behavior by Sir Isaac Newton, Lord Rayleigh, and other physicists provided explanations of rainbows, sky color, mirages, and other atmospheric phenomena.

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The sky usually signifies peace and freedom of expression when it is clear and blue. If cloudy and overcast, the sky may be forecasting sadness and trouble.


In the daytime the apparent blue dome resting on the earth along the horizon circle; at night the blue becomes nearly black.


1. the apparently dome-shaped expanse extending upwards from the horizon that is characteristically blue or grey during the day, red in the evening, and black at night
2. outer space, as seen from the earth
3. weather, as described by the appearance of the upper air
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On February 3, 1942, the sole Skyrocket suffered a main landing gear collapse under conditions on land far kinder than those aboard any carrier.
In one incident, Bennett said, he and a fire crew saw a man set his own house on fire by firing off skyrockets out of his trash can.
Palmdale officials said the city spent more than $14,000 on overtime July Fourth for deputies who patrolled for people shooting skyrockets and other illegal fireworks.
I am very pleased to be a member of the San Jose Skyrockets organization," stated Coach Young.
Palmdale officials said the city spent more than $14,000 on overtime July 4 for deputies who patrolled for people shooting skyrockets and other illegal fireworks.
On October 19, the Skyrockets and Project HIRED, a San Jose-based non-profit organization that seeks employment for people with disabilities, teamed up to auction off the 11th Man at the Third Annual Project HIRED Gala Dinner held at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose.
The most efficient way to reserve tickets is to order them on-line at the San Jose Skyrockets' website; however, tickets will be available to the public at the Great America promotional event," stated Kazumi Hasegawa, CEO and President of the San Jose Skyrockets.
In Lancaster, where all fireworks are illegal, sheriff's deputies shut down a July 4 party of 150 people to 200 people in one block where skyrockets and other illegally imported fireworks were being set off.
The tryouts will showcase some of the best Filipino basketball players to expose their skills with the intention of playing for the San Jose Skyrockets," said Kazumi Hasegawa, Skyrockets CEO and President.
We saw some very talented players at our first tryouts and are looking forward to those returning for round two," said Marc Joffe, the Skyrockets Head Coach.
McCormick was disappointed that an extensive public-education campaign by Palmdale firefighters and sheriff's officials failed to reduce widespread use of skyrockets, aerial mortars and other illegal fireworks.
The San Jose Skyrockets today announced the hiring of Marc Joffe as their first head coach.