Absorption is the transfer of light energy to particles of matter.
Light of different wavelengths within the visible light spectrum appear certain colors, and are reflected off of objects that are the same color. That is how we see color. All the other wavelengths are absorbed by the object.
Electrons and their shells have what are called natural vibration frequencies, and when light waves with the same vibration frequency contact the electrons, the electrons absorb the energy.
Very interesting, but it doesn't explain how you make everything go dark.
Where'd that board come from..
Black objects absorb all wavelengths of light, so if you turn everything black, all the light will be absorbed.
Yes, but it appears like I am removing all the light, which technically, I am.
So you just turn everything black?
Does that have something to do with the fact that black things get hotter faster than other colored things?
Yes, actually! The light energy absorbed by objects is transformed into thermal energy, which makes objects hot.
So, the more light energy absorbed, the hotter objects get?
Nope! You might've distracted me for a while, but it was just plain stupid to bring up that money.
Maybe that's why I'm always hot when the sun is out, all I wear is black. I'm going to go buy some new colored clothes with this money.
Sorry, Effusio doesn't let bad guys go that easy!
No! Stop it! I can't see!
Dang. I learned a lot from you. It's a shame I can't go spread my knowledge...