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Colour of the sun

Give me every colour you think of which is the colour of the sun. Give your reasons why.

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2 years, 9 months ago

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Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. This is because the sun radiates pure energy in the every form of light possible (ummm...you can argue with me here.). This includes the visible light spectrum which includes every color that the human eye can distinguish. And it's actually not true that the sky is blue. It's purple, it's just that the color purple is the hardest to see and it's so close to blue that your mind just processes it as blue. Tanishq Kancharla · 2 years, 9 months ago

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@Tanishq Kancharla That's kind of what I thought too. At least, it reminds me of something I saw on a tv show. Also, isn't the sky actually clear Robert Fritz · 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Robert Fritz It very well depends on the location of where you are seeing the sky and also on how you define sky itself. If by sky, you mean the visible atmosphere and everything in it, then yeah, the sky actually is purple. See, when the sun radiates the light, it scatters all the colors around. The purple is scattered most because it has such a long wavelength and this is what gives the sky it's purplish effect. It looks blue because of our eyes' inability to acknowledge purple very well. However, in the afternoons, the same scattering effect takes place but since the sun is at a slant rather than directly above, the light has to travel through many more atmospheric obstacles, and red, orange and yellow with their very short wavelength have the best chance to maneuver through these obstacles. It mostly looks like other colors if there is pollution in the area Tanishq Kancharla · 2 years, 7 months ago

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Red: Because it is not considered a hot planet so it cant be blue. Orange:this is the color which we get to see from earth in late morning. yellow: Its in the afternoon. Swapnil Rajawat · 2 years, 9 months ago

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@Swapnil Rajawat The sun is a star, not a planet. The sun is not quite red, it is a yellow dwarf in terms of star 'species'. The orange in late morning is from scattering of light in the atmosphere. Usually it is blue, but at certain angles, it can be viewed as other colours. Yellow is acceptable though. Sharky Kesa · 2 years, 9 months ago

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