Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory Office of Science NEWTON's Homepage NEWTON's Homepage
NEWTON, Ask A Scientist!
NEWTON Home Page NEWTON Teachers Visit Our Archives Ask A Question How To Ask A Question Question of the Week Our Expert Scientists Volunteer at NEWTON! Frequently Asked Questions Referencing NEWTON About NEWTON About Ask A Scientist Education At Argonne Sun Burn with Clouds
Name: BILLY
Status: other
Age: 50s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 1999-2001


Question:
iS IT POSSIBLE TO GET SUN TANNED/BURNED ON A CLOUDY OR RAINY DAY?


Replies:
Yes,clouds do not block ultraviolet rays.

Glenn


Sun burn depends on the amount of exposure to damaging UV which are filtered to a large extent by clouds and rain (which last time I looked comes from clouds). If the clouds are thin enough to let enough UV through you could get a sunburn ...especially if fair-skinned.

pf



Click here to return to the General Topics Archives

NEWTON is an electronic community for Science, Math, and Computer Science K-12 Educators, sponsored and operated by Argonne National Laboratory's Educational Programs, Andrew Skipor, Ph.D., Head of Educational Programs.

For assistance with NEWTON contact a System Operator (help@newton.dep.anl.gov), or at Argonne's Educational Programs

NEWTON AND ASK A SCIENTIST
Educational Programs
Building 360
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Argonne, Illinois
60439-4845, USA
Update: June 2012
Weclome To Newton

Argonne National Laboratory