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    (Original post by Kyx)
    colour can be defined as the wavelength of light an object emits or reflects
    the sun emits white light; THE SUN IS WHITE
    The sun doesn't reflect any light. the absence of light is darkness, which is black: THE SUN IS BLACK
    What colour is the sun? just for fun I am going to say black.
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    Depends on perspective. Regarded as a big fire ball, the colour is multi-variant: orange as main colour with many red and black spots. As a round celestial body on a blue sky in summer, its white. In sunset time, the sun has a nice red-orange-yellow-touch. During a lunar eclipse, the sun is black for a while. As you can see, the sun has not a clear colour.
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    (Original post by Drunk Punx)
    But what if the sun goes down and the moon comes uuuuup? :holmes:
    Where do you think we get blood and throbbing moons from?
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    lol you guys, the sun isnt really there it would of run out of fuel by now if it were really burning
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    It's a remarkable coincidence that we've evolved visual apparatus that has a peak sensitivity at the same wavelength as the peak emission from our source of natural light :holmes:

    I wonder if there's intelligent life evolved on a planet orbiting a red dwarf star wondering why their sunlight is so awfully red... or would they just perceive it as colourless?
 
 
 
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