DID YOU KNOW THAT THE SUN IS ACTUALLY WHITE AND NOT YELLOW

The color of the sun is not yellow or orange as many people tend to think. It is actually white

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE SUN IS ACTUALLY WHITE AND NOT YELLOW
The image of the sun as seen in space. Photo Courtesy: Stanford solar center

Have you ever sat to think about what color the sun really is?People mostly assume that the sun is yellow.Some even think it is orange.Children drawing the sun also usually color it orange,yellow or even red.However,the sun is made up of all colors mixed together,which to the human eye,appears as the color "white".Pictures from space make this easier to see.

                                                                                                                                  The image of the sun as seen from space.(Photo Courtesy:quora.com)

Just think about this;how many colors does a rainbow have?The colors are many right?Rainbows are light which come from the sun,and is separated into colors,by mist.Each of the rainbow colors has a different wavelength i.e blue is the shortest and red is the longest.

At sunrise or sunset,when the sun is low in the sky,we might see it as red,orange or yellow.This is only because its short wavelength colors i.e Violet,Green,and Blue are scattered out by the earths atmospherre hence only the reds,oranges and yellow get through the thick atmosphere to our eyes.Some people think that the sun's output in visible light peaks in the yellow.However,its visible output peaks in the green.(What's your thought about this?)

For many people,it is often hard to admit that the Sun they are used to seeing is not yellow or orange,but white.In spite of whta everyone thinks the Sun's color is,it is actually white!

                                                                                                                     The sun as seen from space.(Photo Courtesy cosmicwatch.com)