Eli5 Does sound travel different according to light levels??


Would sound travel better in light or darkness. Or does temperature control it better. Just thinking about the vibrations at different levels.

In: Physics

The photons of light don’t impact the properties of the air/water that sound travels through. Sunlight warms the air, which makes it less dense, but that effect is very small.

The speed of a sound wave is affected by the density and pressure of the medium it’s traveling through. The temperature of the medium affects its density causing sound to travel faster at higher temperatures.