# What are the 7 colors in the visible light spectrum?

## What are the 7 colors in the visible light spectrum?

Visible Light Spectrum Visible light travels at a speed of 300,000 km per second and can be broken down into seven colors. From longest to shortest wavelength, they are: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. To be clear, color is the eye’s perception of different wavelengths of electromagnetic light.

## What are the 8 colors associated with visible light?

For these reasons, visible light is dispersed upon passage through a prism. Dispersion of visible light produces the colors red (R), orange (O), yellow (Y), green (G), blue (B), and violet (V). It is because of this that visible light is sometimes referred to as ROY G. BIV.

Why does the visible light spectrum have different colors?

WAVELENGTHS OF VISIBLE LIGHT As the full spectrum of visible light travels through a prism, the wavelengths separate into the colors of the rainbow because each color is a different wavelength.

Can humans only see 1 of the visible light spectrum?

The human eye can only see visible light, but light comes in many other “colors”—radio, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray, and gamma-ray—that are invisible to the naked eye. On one end of the spectrum there is infrared light, which, while too red for humans to see, is all around us and even emitted from our bodies.

### Which color in this spectrum is most visible?

violet
You know that visible light is composed of a range of frequencies. The frequency of the radiation is proportional to its energy and the wavelength of the radiation is inversely proportional to the energy. Red is the lowest energy visible light and violet is the highest.

### What are the colors of visible light?

The wavelengths of visible light are: Violet: 380-450 nm (688-789 THz frequency) Blue: 450-495 nm Green: 495-570 nm Yellow: 570-590 nm Orange: 590-620 nm Red: 620-750 nm (400-484 THz frequency)

What color has more energy?

The more energy a wave has, the higher its frequency, and vice versa. When it comes to visible light, the highest frequency color, which is violet, also has the most energy.

What is the Order of the color spectrum?

The visible spectrum is always the same for a rainbow or the separated light from a prism. The order of colors is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. A fun way to remember this is by using the first letter in each color in order to spell out the name ROY G. BIV.

## What color is 400 nm light?

A good approximate range of wavelengths for the visible spectrum is 400 nm to 700 nm (1 nm = 10−9 m) although most humans can detect light just outside that range. Since wavelength is inversely proportional to frequency the color sequence gets reversed. 400 nm is a dull violet (but violet always appears dull).