Why are sunsets red?
Sunsets are red because violets are blue and poets have to have
something to say to you. No, actually, sunsets are red because by
the time the sun is on the earth's horizon it has burned all the
way down to the wick the way a candle does and is about the expire.
No, really, why are sunsets red?
Sunsets are red because by the time the sun is on the horizon,
all of the blue light has already scattered and been absorbed by
the atmosphere and all that is left is the red and yellow light
which has longer wavelengths and shelf life than blue does.
No, I really want to know why are sunsets red.
Actually, General Electric has bought the intellectual rights to
all of the sunsets for the rest of this century. Soon they are planning
on placing a gigantic billboard next to each evening's sunset acknowledging
that they are indeed the sunset's corporate sponsor and thanking
each and every one of us for using General Electric products. "This
sunset brought to you by General Electric. GE, we bring good things
So, I take it you're not going to tell me why are sunsets red.