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#9 Why does the sky look clearer after it rains?

I live in New Delhi, recently voted as the most polluted city in the world! Almost all through the year there is a greyish brown haze that just ‘hangs around’ the city. We look up at the sky and it appears a sickly grey. But a heavy shower of rain changes things, and suddenly the sky looks totally different, as if bathed in a new light. I can actually see what lies ahead of me, and the sky looks fresh blue.

Why does the sky look clearer after it rains?

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TEAM EXPLORE: One of the biggest issues that a highly populated city faces is the air pollution. Large number of cars and buses add most of the pollution to the air. Pollution includes bits of dust, fumes and other gases. This creates a kind of haze. When it rains, the water catches all this pollution on its way down to the ground making the sky and our surroundings clean and clearer. One would think ‘All is...

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Master Amar Arya 15 years.
April 25, 2014
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The dust particles in the sky get loaded with the rain and fall down to the earth. Also, rains clean the air, and the...




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Master Amar Arya, 15 years | Posted April 25, 2014
The dust particles in the sky get loaded with the rain and fall down to the earth. Also, rains clean the air, and the dusty haze gets washed away. This is why the skies appear clearer.


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