What color is the sun?

Appearing as a whiteish yellow while overhead and redder when at the horizon, it’s clear that the question “what color is the sun?” is actually more complex and difficult than it may initially sound.

The sun emits light across all the visible colors in the electromagnetic spectrum fairly evenly. When these come together united in sunlight the sun appears white. This is useful because if this balance was thrown off less favored colors it would be difficult to see.

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