Can anyone guess what the REAL color of the sun is?


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Kelly H. answered

The real color of the sun is actually surprisingly white. We see it as yellow because of light from the sun passes through the earth's atmosphere that in changes in color, from white to the yellow we see here.

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Ray Dart
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PS - there is quite a lot of "green" in the visual radiation from some stars, but there's quite a lot of red, violet, blue and pink too...
Ray Dart
Ray Dart commented
@Ron You will have seen a rainbow. All colours that made up white are represented. The "rainbow" created from the sun's "un-interfered with" light radiation is similar, all colours are represented, there may be a peak in the spectrum at a certain point (blue and green), but the overall colour is still white (blue-white, if you wish to be very precise). To produce a "green" star is actually impossible (if you wish to support nuclear fusion - a very necessary feature for stars).
Zack -  Mr. GenXer
It is a common misconception that the Sun is yellow, or orange or even red. However, the Sun is essentially all colors mixed together, which appear to our eyes as white. This is easy to see in pictures taken from space.


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