why is the light from the sun called white light?
but the sun glows on orange colour does not that mean that it is emitting light of orange colour
Yes, and that can mean that (1) the receptors in your eyes respond more intensely to yellow/orange light than to other colours; (2) the Sun indeed emits MORE yellow/orange light than others; (3) or both.
There are many other things to take into account if you want a more thorough understanding of that, as for instance the scattering of higher frequency light (sp. violet and blue) by the N2 and other molecules of the atmosphere (which gives us the blue of the day sky, incidentally), or the combined effect of the three different kinds of photochemical receptors in the retina.
The color that you see when you look at the sun is actually closer to yellow than to orange. That is because the shorter wavelength blue light is scattered by the atmosphere to a much greater degree than the other wavelengths. This is what makes the sky blue. The sun then appears yellow because white - blue = yellow.but the sun glows on orange colour does not that mean that it is emitting light of orange colour
mmmmmmmmmmmmm this might sound stupid but is the light from the sun litarally white?
Just to clear things up a little: The sun is still a "yellow" class star, even before the scattering of its light in the atmosphere makes it appear even yellower than it otherwise would be.
Aaaagh! (My mind recoils in horror as it accidentally recalls endless rings of swatches)Anybody who has tried to match up the 'white' paint on a car will know that there are a whole lot of 'colours' that could be called white.