You can get a sunburn in the shade!

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Can I get a sunburned while sitting in the shade?

You can get a sunburn in the shade!

Surfaces such as water, sand, snow, and pavement all reflect and intensify sun exposure. Because of this you can still get sunburned even when wearing a hat or sitting in the shade. Wear sunscreen that has an SPF of 15 or greater, even on cloudy or hazy days. Up to 80% of the sun's UV rays can penetrate these atmospheric conditions and cause sunburn.

   

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