What is UV time?
UV is always highest during the middle part of the day between 10am and 2pm (or 11am and 3pm daylight saving time). The temperature can peak in the afternoon when UV levels are less intense.
What does UV 15 mean?
Extra protection needed. Be careful outside, especially during late morning through mid-afternoon. If your shadow is shorter than you, seek shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses, and generously apply a minimum of SPF-15, broad-spectrum sunscreen on exposed skin.
What do UV numbers mean?
The UV Index Scale UV Index 0-2 means minimal danger from the sun’s UV rays for the average person. UV Index 3-5 means low risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. UV Index 6-7 means moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. UV Index 8-10 means high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure.
How is UV calculated?
The strength of UV radiation is calculated for several wavelengths between 280 and 400 nm, the full spectrum of UVB (280-314 nm) and UVA (315-400 nm) radiation. Ozone in the atmosphere absorbs (attenuates) shorter UV wavelengths more strongly than longer wavelengths….Calculating the UV Index.
What does a UV Index of 12 mean?
A UV Index reading of 11 or more means extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Try to avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Can you get sunburned after 4pm?
You can’t get burned after 4 o’clock. The sun is at it’s highest between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. but that doesn’t mean the sun can’t be damaging before or after these times. You should be aware of your local UV index. The UV index ranges from low to extreme and various methods of protection are required.
What is high UV?
A UV Index of 8-10 (Very High) means there is high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Fair skinned people may burn in less than 10 minutes. Minimize as much sun exposure as possible during the midday hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
How do you calculate UV light irradiance?
I calculated the UV irradiance like this: Light power (mW) was measured with a (power meter) sensor area of 70.89×10-6 (m2). Then the irradiance of this light from UV lamp was calculated by dividing the light power with sensor area to get its irradiance in W/m2.
What’s the highest UV level?
UV Index Scale
- 0 to 2: Low. A UV Index reading of 0 to 2 means low danger from the sun’s UV rays for the average person.
- 3 to 5: Moderate. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 means moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure.
- 6 to 7: High.
- 8 to 10: Very High.
- 11 or more: Extreme.
How long does it take to burn in 11 UV Index?
A UV Index reading 11 or higher puts you in a very dangerous spot for sunburn with damage occurring in less than 10 minutes if unprotected. At this level it is best to avoid all sun exposure between 10AM and 4PM.
Can you get sunburned after 4PM?
What is the best UV index for tanning?
Therefore to answer the questions what UV index is good for tanning – well a moderate or high UV index (between 3 and 7) would be more than enough for most skin types to achieve a tan and is arguably the best UV index for tanning.
What is the tunable range of V‑UV wavelengths?
Practically, the lack of suitable gas / vapor cell window materials above the lithium fluoride cut-off wavelength limit the tuning range to longer than about 110 nm. Tunable V‑UV wavelengths down to 75 nm was achieved using window-free configurations.
What is the long end of the EUV spectrum?
The long end of the EUV spectrum is set by a prominent He + spectral line at 30.4 nm. EUV is strongly absorbed by most known materials, but synthesizing multilayer optics that reflect up to about 50% of EUV radiation at normal incidence is possible.
What is the wavelength of UV light absorbed by oxygen?
Vacuum UV, or VUV, wavelengths (shorter than 200 nm) are strongly absorbed by molecular oxygen in the air, though the longer wavelengths around 150–200 nm can propagate through nitrogen.
What does 20/20 vision mean?
Visual acuity refers to the vision capability of the eye determined by subjective or objective means. The term 20/20 vision means you can see clearly at 20 feet what should typically be seen at that distance.