If you ask a random person to tell you what , chances are he will look at you like you're an idiot and tell you the sun is yellow. Would you be surprised to learn the sun is not yellow? It's actually white. If you were to view the sun from the International Space Station or the moon, you'd see its true color. Check space photos online. See the true color of the sun? The reason the sun appears yellow during the day from Earth, or orange to red at sunrise and sunset, is because we view our through the filter of the atmosphere.