MadSci Network: Astronomy

Subject: Why isn't sunlight green ?

Date: Sat Jan 27 18:42:19 2001
Posted by Matt
Grade level: grad (non-science) School: none
City: Leeds State/Province: No state entered. Country: United Kingdom
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 980638939.As

I have read that according to Wein's law, Sun's temperature means that it 
emits mainly green light. I understand how rayleigh scattering means that 
the sky appears red/blue depending on conditions, but why doesn't the sun 
seem green ?

Re: Why isn't sunlight green ?

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