What is the Color of Water?

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What is the Color of Water?

Water has no color. That is what we all have been told for years. But it is not true. If you are looking at the glass of water in front of you and thinking that you can’t see any sort of color in it, then you are in for a surprise.

Over the years many studies have proved that the color of the water is not transparent. If you want to find out what is the actual color of water, then this article is for you.

Color Of Pure Water

The actual color of water of blue! There is a light tint of blue in the water. This blue color is not visible in small quantities. As the quantity and depth of water increases, the water starts to show a blue color. The color of the pure water is also blue. The water in your pools reflects the color of the pool tiles. Any water body that has pure water will have a hint of blue color.

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Color Of Sea Water

The color of sea water is attributed to the sky’s color. It is a reflection of the sky. This is neither true nor completely wrong. You see, the sky’s color is reflected in the water but, the water has its own color too. Open water bodies reflect light and their color changes accordingly. There are lakes that are green and pink! This is due to some bacteria that are present in these water bodies. So the sea water color is a result of many factors including bacteria!

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Color Of Glaciers

Glaciers are made up of snow and ice. They are formed in extremely cold conditions. From a distance, glaciers appear to be white, but if you take a closer look, you can see that they are blue in color. When shielded from light, glaciers are blue in color. This again proves that water does have a blue color.

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The Blueness Of Water  

The deeper you go into the water, bluer it will be. When you go for deep sea diving, you can only see the blue color of water. It is because water absorbs light and shows its reflection. Even pure water is blue in color. You may not see it in a glass of water, but as its thickness and depth increases, the water is visibly bluer. If the water is not blue, it means that there are some impurities present.

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So, there you have it. All studies and researches prove that the color of the water is blue. What do you think is the color of water? If you found this article informative, let us know in the comments section below.

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The color of water is transparent. Water is made up of only three types of atom; 2 hydrogen, 1 oxygen. It has intrinsic characteristic of scattering of light. The absorption of water is a visible spectrum which gets reflected through the container where it is poured. The process occurs only in the presence of ultraviolet region. It takes the color of the surface which is reflected upon it. Therefore, the scattering of the suspended particles is the main reason of the blue color in the ocean. In addition to this, the blue color of the sea is because the deep blue underneath the ocean reflects on the surface making it look blue. It only occurs in cases where the water is of pure nature otherwise, the color of the sky is reflected on the ocean, making it appear bluer. 

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