Have you ever felt something deep inside after a rainy day. The moist from the air, the scent of the rain, the windy breeze that crawls you , really touched the deepest corner of emotions .What gave me the most enjoyably moment during rain is the distinctive smell in the air after it rains. You’ll find it in a lot of poetry and also on many inspirational lists of things to be happy about. But actually, what really causes it?
Well, here it goes – The smells people associate with rain can be caused by a several things. One of the most pleasant rain smells, the one we often notice in the woods, is actually caused by bacteria! Actinomycetes,it grows in soil when conditions are damp and warm. After the soil dries down, these bacteria produces spores in the soil. Those spores rise up into the air and They somehow have a distinctive, earthy smell. Simply said, spores inside the nose. (^^)v.
Another sort of smell is caused by the acidity of rain. Because of chemicals in the atmosphere, rainwater are a little acidic, especially in urban areas. When it comes in contact with organic debris or chemicals on the ground/soil, it can cause aromatic reactions and sensations , it also reacts with chemicals, such as gasoline, giving them a much stronger smell. These reactions generally produce more unpleasant smells than bacteria spores, so the bacteria makes a lot better smell- Nature always win.!!
Another one ,comes from the natural oils that plants and trees release. The oil then collects on surfaces such as rocks/soils. The rain then reacts with these oil and creates some kind of gas through the air. This scent is like the bacteria spores ,and most people consider it a pleasant, fresh smell. These has even been bottled and sold for its aromatic qualities!
NOW YOU KNOW!
These are a few common rain smells, but there are also all sorts of other scents after it rains. Whatever it is, Thank You Allah for these blessings. Master designer of the universe.