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Where does the sky's blueness come from; at what altitudes is it being produced?

Rayleigh scattering (mostly) results in a blue sky (Diffuse_sky_radiation) as seen from Earth's surface. Go up in a plane to cruise altitude and the sky gets noticeably blue-er, and then darker. The ...
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Unusual small bright ring in storm cloud

I was taking photos of a storm moving through the area, Southwest of Fort Worth, Texas and caught this image in one of the series. The photography is a hobby. I was using my IPhone 6. I researched ...