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It was deep blue--which would scatter as blue light scatters.  

Or are you asserting I was seeing scattered--and down shifted into blue--UV light?  

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by Gaianne on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 12:07:02 AM EST
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If the scattering is inelastic, it should reduce the frequency.

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 12:47:21 AM EST
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Yes, inelastic scattering means that the wavelength changes. That is, the UV photon gives kinetic energy to the particle it scatters on, and turns into a blue photon.

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by DoDo on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 03:33:04 AM EST
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