Why is it that when things get wet they get darker, even though water is clear?

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  • Things also seem darker when you look at them through a window, even though glass is clear. I think this article explains why:

    www.abc.net.au/.../3063513.htm

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  • its to do with the molecules being denser in water than air, it can’t pass through as easy so it reflects light back out the way

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  • Yes, water is clear, but all water has something in it, even apparently clean water, and so may block a bit of light.

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  • Then why does a still pond reflect like a mirror?

    The moisture just changes how light is absorbed and reflected.

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  • great questions today lol... anyway its to do with light absorbtion

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  • who knows, good question. the part i like is when they become shine through and you see what is underneath much better...

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  • water is a myth

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  • Thonk!

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  • You mean clothes and other fabric material things?

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  • water is a lie

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  • Science.
    If u have studied...

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  • The clouds

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What Girls Said 1

  • They only get darker if they can absorb the water and it changes the way light reflects off it. For instance if you put water on your kitchen counter it won't get darker because it won't absorb the water.

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