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What colour is the sun?

Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Jul 07, 2021

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edgarverlaine

edgarverlaine

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Edgarverlaine, Boston, Massachusetts

Answered May 13, 2020

If you look at all the incoming photons, our star actually sends most of the photons in the green part of the spectrum. Our Sun appears yellow to us because of the atmosphere.
High-spectrum photons — cyan, blue, and violet — can quickly scatter than lower-spectrum photons — red, orange, and yellow. When the sun is low above the horizon, you see it is distorted due to the Earth’s atmosphere, the blue photons scatter and the sun looks red. When there is smoke and pollution in the air, this enhances the effect and the sun will look even redder. If the sun is high in the sky, where it encounters the least amount of atmospheric interference, it will be more blue.
Our Sun has a temperature of almost 5800 Kelvin, and when viewed outside our atmosphere, it appears white.

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Abdul Kaleem

Abdul Kaleem

Abdul Kaleem
Abdul Kaleem, Researcher, dubai

Answered Mar 05, 2020

The real color of the sun is ‘white’. It shows yellow light because the atmosphere of the earth scatters the wavelength like red, orange, & yellow. That is the reason why we are seeing the yellow light.

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Jenny Humble

Jenny Humble

My dad wanted me to become an engineer, I wasn`t into engineering, despite getting Master`s in Biomechanic I felt I`m in love with writing.

Jenny Humble
Jenny Humble, Writer, Biomechanical Engineering, United States

Answered Aug 23, 2019

The color od the sun is yellow.

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Wyatt Williams

Wyatt Williams

Wyatt Williams
Wyatt Williams

Answered Nov 06, 2017

Yellow

Yellow
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