Did you know: In Japan, the color of the sun is red. Seriously. You wonder why their flag has a red dot for a sun rather than a yellow one. Well, apparently, it’s because the sun changes color when you live in this country. (Yes, I know that in reality the sun releases white light, not yellow, but that’s not how our eyes see it through the atmosphere. Regardless.) This caused me some problems when I first began teaching. I’d ask my elementary school students, “What color is the sun?” And they would answer, “Red!” And I got so confused.
In reality, the sun only looks red sometimes. The rest of the time it’s the same as elsewhere in the world.