Why does the sun appears red in the morning & in the evening but white at the day time ?

Asked by vijayjethi17 | 1st Mar, 2017, 10:31: AM

Expert Answer:

The Sun appears red during sunrise and sunset because the rays from the Sun has to travel a longer distance compared to the noon. Sun rays contain seven colors out of which red color has the highest wavelength. Thus, red colour is not scattered away by the atmosphere and reaches the Earth while other colors like blue etc get scattered way. Thus, the Sun appear reddish.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 1st Mar, 2017, 05:23: PM