The physical process of scattering causes the sky to appear pink at times and other colors too. During this process, tiny particles of light are bounced off air molecules. Wavelength, time of day and laws of quantum mech... More »

Basic hues such as black go well with light pink. Metallic shades such as silver, rose gold, bronze or gold are also complimentary to light pink. More »

Indications of foul weather include a change in wind direction and speed due to low- or high-pressure systems, an increase in ocean swells, thunder, lightning, the formation of low or dark clouds and red or pink hues in ... More »

The southern lights, or the "aurora australis," are diffuse sheets of lights in the sky of the southern hemisphere. The aurora australis are the southern hemisphere’s counterpart to the northern lights, or aurora boreali... More » Science Earth Science Atmosphere

On a clear day the sky is blue to deep blue. At dawn and dusk the stretch of sky nearest the sun changes to shades of red, orange and yellow. The color of the sky is primarily determined by the way air molecules scatter ... More »

There are many proximate causes for changes to the color of the sky, but they all involve the way light is diffracted through the air. Light from the sun can be bent as it moves through the Earth's atmosphere, and the wa... More »

The sky is a common term for Earth's atmosphere, which is approximately 60 miles thick, according to NASA. The atmosphere is composed of different levels, with the exosphere marking the boundary of space. According to Un... More »