MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 348"
How Everything Works 17 Jul 2018. 17 Jul 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=348>.
348. What color is the sun as viewed from outside our atmosphere?
The sun appears bluer when viewed from outside our atmosphere. The earth's atmosphere scatters a substantial fraction of the violet and ultraviolet light in sunlight, leaving a reddened sun disk to our view. Without that scattering, the sun's disk will appear to contain more blue and ultraviolet light.

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