question about physics.

Muhammad Aleem

Muhammad Aleem

First time college applicant

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During the “day” on the Moon (that is, when the Sun is visible), you see a black sky and the stars are clearly visible. During the day on the Earth, you see a blue sky and no stars. Account for this difference

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  • Jamal Hussain

    Jamal Hussain

    First time college applicant


    Answer 1
    During the day the stars are still there, you just can't see them because the sky is so bright. For example, it's a lot easier to see the glow of a candle in the dark than in the light.
    It is always hard to sense small changes to something that is already big to start with. For example, in a noisy room you probably can't hear a dripping faucet, but when everything else is quiet then you can hear the drip, even though the dripping hasn't gotten any louder. Its just easier to hear something soft in a silent background, than it is to hear something soft in a noisy background.
    In the same way it's easier to see the dim starlight with a dark background than it is to see the same dim starlight on a bright background