Ozone is a gas that is found in the
layers of the atmosphere but mostly in the stratosphere. Ninety percent of the
atmosphere's ozone is distributed in a ratio of five ozone molecules to every million
molecules of other gases. This minute distribution serves as a shield that helps screen
the sun's rays by absorbing some of the ultraviolet (UV-B) radiation.
Seventy-eight percent of the
earth's atmosphere is made up of nitrogen. Roughly twenty-one percent of the earth's
atmosphere is made up of oxygen. The other one percent is made up of at least twelve
different gases. A few are carbon dioxide, Helium and O-zone.
The ozone lies
in the Stratosphere, above the clouds. It
is roughly 6.5 - 30 miles up. You cannot see with your naked eye the ozone, so do
not look for it.