Date: Mon Aug 25 16:31:46 2008

Author: Paul Nord

Subject: Re: sun's true color is 6F40.10

Post:

David,

Bad question there. It assumes facts not in evidence.

As you pointed out, we do not see the blue end of the spectrum very
well. Shorter wavelengths have a higher probability of scattering in
the atmosphere. Humans just can't see it very well. The sky is purple.

Paul


On Aug 25, 2008, at 2:34 PM, David Sturm wrote:

> A great demonstration to do for outreach shows: then the kids have a
> great answer to both 'why is the sky blue?' and 'what color is the
> Sun?'



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