a reply to: freedom7
The Sun has not changed colour. It is probable that any differences you are encountering between your recollection of the Suns light in times past,
and what you are seeing now, is down to several factors, none of them having anything to do with changes on the Sun.
First, atmosphere. The atmosphere is essentially a huge filter, where light is concerned. Its composition in general, and the weather prevailing in a
given location, are what dictates how light from the sun gets to the ground, how much interference it suffers along the way. Different chemicals being
present in the atmosphere filter the light differently, as do different concentrations of those chemicals. Weather can also play a part in whether or
not you can even see the Sun from where you are at the time.
Second, time of year and day. The Sun goes through different appearances as the day wears on, generally speaking. I have personally seen very yellow
dawns, red dawns, orange dawns, and the same for dusks as well. The angle at which light from the sun hits the atmosphere, dictates how that light is
reflected and refracted through the atmosphere, which in turn dictates what wavelengths of light hit your eyeball.
Third, the intrinsic unreliability of memory. Human beings are notoriously bad at being eyewitnesses. There are exceptions to that rule, the sort of
training or genetic abnormality which results in photographic memory or other similar conditions, for example. But for the most part, people cannot be
ordinarily relied upon to report with precision, on matters which occurred previously. Some people have difficulty recounting what they see in front
of them RIGHT NOW, and others yet, though having the ability to communicate perfectly, simply cannot see beyond the noses on their faces. Human memory
therefore is a strange beast. This means that ones recollection of events, and the events themselves, are not always remotely similar, leave alone the
same. Ones recollections of colour, for example, can be clouded by the overall emotional situation, whether the memory was one of childhood or
puberty, or young adult hood, or perhaps full adult hood. Simply put, the mind works somewhat differently during these distinct periods of life, as
well it might, given the difference in chemical activity between them, largely hormonal.
There is a great deal more to the colour of the Sun, than one might first suspect, but suffice to say, that a difference between your memory of the
Sun, and the current state of it, is probably a product of one of the factors I mentioned above. Far more likely than an actual difference at the Suns
end of the affair at any rate!