Am I the only one who thinks that’d be cool?
She does it by willing to suspend her disbelief?
Actually, when you model the sun as a blackbody, you find that it’s peak wavelength is in the green. The sun really does glow green. We see it as yellow-orange because the rods and cones of our eyes aren’t as sensitive to green as they are to those colours.
I call bull-honky. Everything else I’ve read, including the formula to change colors to grey-scale values, has indicated that the human eye is roughly twice as sensitive to green as it is to red or blue.
On the other hand, red and green make yellow. We’re more sensitive to green and red is the color that would primarily make it through the atmosphere. So, it’d show up as yellow.
On the other other hand, “green” is what we call a particular frequency, or combination of frequencies, of light as it is perceived by us. It doesn’t look green so it isn’t green. It might not glow at all, but it looks like it’s glowing yellow, so it’s yellow.
… you’ve lost yourself 😛
You seem to like complex words like “frequency” and “perceive”. If that’s the case, then I have a few others that you will simply love.
You see (and that’s a pun since we’re talking about visible light), the wavelength of the sun’s peak radiation output is around 500 nanometres. In visible light that translates to somewhere between blue and green (don’t ask me where exactly, I’m not a woman). Now if you want yellow, you’re about a hundred nanometres short.
As for our perception of the Sun’s colour, it has little to do with rods and cones (as was suggested earlier), and is in fact caused by the atmosphere scattering short-wavelength light (blue and green) more than the longer wavelengths (yellow and red).
In the end however, regardless of peak radiation output and atmospheric scattering, one should remember that sunlight includes all visible colours and is therefore white.
In short, don’t believe everything you see.
lol “don’t ask me where exactly, I’m not a woman”
Our color vision has evolved to perceive daylight as white. Unfiltered by the atmosphere and measured instrumentally the sunlight peaks near the long wavelength edge of Cyan.
Color sensitivity does peak in the green but the precise point varies between individuates. This is also heavily influenced by contrast and saturation.
Now I am wanting to have taken more of modern physics… Emission spectrums, absorptions and flourescence… Though the last two are mroe chemistry related. Ugh… so long sicne Iv’e been in college… I feel like my brain are the same as the legs and arms of a coma patient from a year of beign tied to machines.
Okay, seriously, How the flip is this guy making Homestuck references before anything at all relevant to it appears in it? Green Sun, Land of ____ and ____? Seriously, WTF?!
Either (1) coincidence,
or (2) the makers of Homestuck read this & were influenced by it.
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