Posts Tagged ‘spectrum’

This Image Shows Every Color of Visible Light Emitted by the Sun


If you paid attention in high-school physics, you know that white light contains within it the rainbow of colors of the visible light spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet (and if you’re Isaac Newton you throw Indigo in there for good measure).

Sunlight, however, is a little more complicated. And so, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory has put together a high-resolution image that shows just how much of each color is contained in the light coming from that star that keeps us all alive. Read more…

Create Autumn Spectrums with Leaves

When the leaves on trees are just starting to change color in the Autumn, try collecting them and arranging them into shapes with a spectrum of colors! The above example was created with Maples leaves by Flickr user Mr. dale.

(via Laughing Squid)

Image credit: Autumn Spectrum 10/10/10 by Mr. dale