If looking with human eyes, Venus is white and yellow with a reddish and brown surface. Scientists generally agree to describe Venus as white and yellow.
Planets have the colors that they have because of what they are made of and how their surfaces and/or atmospheres reflect and absorb sunlight. Venus is entirely covered with a thick carbon dioxide atmosphere and sulphuric acid clouds which give it a light yellowish appearance.
The surface of Venus is shown in orange as radar images while the atmosphere is reproduced on near true colors as it would be seen by the human eye. The upper clouds are brightest in the blue and ultraviolet wavelengths making Venus a white-blue colour planet.
Some of the most famous images of Venus make the second planet from the Sun appear blue. However, we know that Venus actually appears mainly yellow-white to the naked eye. This blue tinting observed in some photos is as a result of the filters the cameras have used to take the image.
Venus glows green, and for years, astronomers had no idea why. What could be causing it? For astronomers, there is still so much to learn about Venus. Most recently, researchers are trying to better understand the phenomenon of green-lit auroras that can be observed on the planet.
The planets in our solar system are a veritable rainbow of colors. But what makes them take on all their various hues, and why does each one look so different? The planets of the solar system are varied in their appearance. Mercury is slate gray while Venus is pearly white, Earth a vibrant blue, and Mars a dusky red.
From a human standpoint, we would have to say yellowish white with a dull reddish brown surface. Scientists have all pretty much agreed that this should be the color that we use to describe Venus, and any other colors are used only to show the chemical makeup of the planet as well as the lay of the land.
The bluish hue of Venus is an effect of the colorization technique used to enhance subtle contrasts in cloud patterns and indicates that this image was taken through a violet filter. Features in the sulfuric acid clouds near the top of the planet's atmosphere are most prominent in violet and ultraviolet light.
Earth: mostly blue with white clouds. Oceans and light scattered by the atmosphere make Earth prevailingly blue. Depending on the area seen in an individual picture, brown, yellow and green continents can be seen or parts of Earth can be covered by white clouds.
The Australian National University. Science says the oldest colour in the world is bright pink. The colour was found in pigments extracted from rocks deep beneath the Sahara desert. ANU scientists say the pigments are more than one billion years old.
The basic neutral color palette comprises black, white, brown, and gray, with varying shades in between.
But despite this first-glance appearance, the moon isn't exactly yellow nor bright white. It's more of a dark grey, mixed in with some white, black, and even a bit of orange — and all this is caused by its geology.
As a perfect mirror reflects back all the colours comprising white light, it's also white. That said, real mirrors aren't perfect, and their surface atoms give any reflection a very slight green tinge, as the atoms in the glass reflect back green light more strongly than any other colour.
The ocean is blue because water absorbs colors in the red part of the light spectrum. Like a filter, this leaves behind colors in the blue part of the light spectrum for us to see. The ocean may also take on green, red, or other hues as light bounces off of floating sediments and particles in the water.
It's called the pink moon — but it's not actually pink. "Before you get your hopes up, this 'Super Pink Moon' won't actually look 'super pink'—or any hue of pink, really," the Farmer's Almanac states. "The Moon will be its usual golden color near the horizon and fade to a bright white as it glides overhead."
What created the purple moon is unclear -- it may be a combination of several effects. The last image captures the total lunar eclipse of 2018 July -- where the moon, in Earth's shadow, appeared a faint red -- due to light refracted through air around the Earth.
The June full moon is often called the strawberry moon, named by Native American tribes for the strawberries harvested in parts of North America during this time of year, according to the Farmer's Almanac.
The pink moon will be at its peak on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at 2:57 p.m. ET, but it won't be visible until after sunset.
Here are some rare moons to keep an eye out for over the coming months and years.
Oct 16, 2021
Bottom line: For 2022, the full moons of May, June, July and August are supermoons. New moon supermoons of 2022 will be the new moons of January, February, and December. The supermoon of July 13, 2022, is the closest and brightest full supermoon of the year.
The next monthly Blue Moon is on August 30/31, 2023. The next seasonal Blue Moon takes place on August 19/20, 2024. Since both of them happen in August, they are traditionally called Sturgeon Moons. There is no Blue Moon in 2022.