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Originally posted by Mr Headshot
reply to post by OzWeatherman
You do realise chlorophyll is pretty much an enhanced pigment right? Plants are green because they don't absorb green. It's reflected, they absorb all the other spectrum colors, usually.
Blue Light The visible blue light has a wavelength of about 475 nm. Because the blue wavelengths are shorter in the visible spectrum, they are scattered more efficiently by the molecules in the atmosphere. This causes the sky to appear blue.
Green Light The visible green light has a wavelength of about 510 nm. Grass, for example, appears green because all of the colors in the visible part of the spectrum are absorbed into the leaves of the grass except green. Green is reflected, therefore grass appears green.