Aaron and I’ve been dating almost exactly a year now, and he’s been wonderfully supportive of all my efforts to blog, which to most people just look like fits of untamed vanity. He’s my favorite thing on planet earth, and I’m really going to miss him! Did I mention I have an internship in NYC this summer?! But more about that later. So, we went to our spot today, a little off the beaten path in saginaw forest ann arbor. Enjoy scrolling! Hearts!
This chemical is a fluorophore, containing many aromatic groups and having the ability to absorb light and re-emit a new photon (fluorescence). There are other types of fluorescence that allow re-emission of light at higher energies or even the same energy but in this case the re-emitted light is at a lower energy. Because it is under a UV light, it absorbs the UV and the light that it re-emits will be visible to human eyes. Sadly, what we can see is only a very narrow band of the spectrum, still pretty awesome!