Date: Mon Aug 25 16:31:46 2008

Author: Paul Nord

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



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.


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?'