The Biggest Science Myths Debunked

Colour Of The Sun Is Yellow

#21 Colour Of The Sun Is Yellow

A very common misconception arising from the fact is that, every time someone from Earth manages to steal a glance at this blazing orb of light, it appears yellow. The truth, however, is far from it, for the light that the Sun gives off is actually white in colour.

You might then ask, why do we see it as yellow? The answer to that question is Rayleigh Scattering, the phenomenon of light particles scattering in a medium. It is the very reason why we the sky to be blue, or why the sunrises and sunsets over the globe are fawned upon for their brilliant hues of reds and oranges.

Interestingly, the Sun is officially classified as a Yellow dwarf by astronauts.

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