What Color is the Sun?

I was recently reading the May/June 2021 issue of “Science and Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the section “Science 101” written by Matt Bobrowsky.  Matt wrote an article entitled “What Color is the Sun?”

The fact that the Sun is white is why we can see so many different colors in the outdoor world.  If sunlight were purely green, then everything outside would look green or dark.  We can see the redness of a cardinal and the blueness of a blue jay because sunlight contains red and blue light.  The same is true for all the other colors.  All of these colors combined make the light from the Sun look white.


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