• Question: why is the sun yellow

    Asked by hawk44tap to Marcello, Min, Katie, Israel, Dheeraj on 20 Nov 2019. This question was also asked by hawk44bat.
    • Photo: Marcello Valente

      Marcello Valente answered on 20 Nov 2019:

      In space the color of the sun is white like the stars in the sky, when the light reach our atmosphere the color change to yellow but if you live on another planet you would see the sun with different colors.

    • Photo: Dheeraj Rathore

      Dheeraj Rathore answered on 20 Nov 2019:

      The Sun looks yellow to us because of Earth’s atmosphere. The earth’s atmosphere scatters away light in the blue, indigo and violet wavelength region, while higher wavelength colors like red, orange and yellow are less easily scattered, making sun appear yellow.