30 Space Myths We Should All Stop Believing

The Sun Is an Egg Yolk Yellow

18. The Sun Is an Egg Yolk Yellow

As children, we are encouraged to color the Sun a deep shade of yellow and that makes us believe that the Sun is indeed a glowing yellow or at the most a flaming orange. However, it is the atmosphere of the Earth that makes it appear so.

NASA scientists also tend to modify the color of the Sun just so that it can be distinguished from other stars and planets. The actual color of the Sun is white. This is because the Sun has a surface temperature of around 6000 Kelvin.

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