Do you like sunsets? When the sky gets covored with all those beautiful colors, the sun shines in all kind of shades, the mountains are glowing and everybody says: Wow, look. It’s so beautiful.

I always look and say: What? What is so beautiful?

From our house we can see the mountains. And often my wife tries to describe me when the sun sets how they are glowing in different shades, reflecting the sunrays. But I never ever can see nothing.

Of course I can see the mountains, but most of the time they are just gray. All different shades of gray, but still only gray and nothing else.

Do you like sunsets as well? I prefer it when the sun is gone and the moon and stars are shining. Because after the sun went down everybody sees the same – all the colors are gone.

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  1. Brett Mather

    I have been diagnosed with mild deuteranomaly and have been disqualified from USAF pilot training. I am currently working to get an exception to policy that would allow me to still go to pilot training, and I know how difficult this will be. But I need help with research for my exception to policy package. Today I came up with a simple but interesting idea and tried researching but was unable to find the information I need.

    The idea is that since I have mild deuteranomaly, my M (green) cones are shifted a few nanometers towards the L (red) cones. I also know that many other factors can affect the color perception of people with normal color vision, such as the position of the sun in the sky, weather, hazy, cloudy, etc… So what I’m looking for is a measure of how much the position of the sun would affect the color of an object. I’d bet the bank on the sun shifting light wavelength more than my condition.

    I’ve looked into color temperature a bit and found at dusk or dawn sunlight has a color temp of approx. 3200 K and at noon its around 6500 K. My problem is I’ve been unable to relate this change of 3200 K to 6500 K to a change in wavelength (nanometers).

    Any information on how much the sun would affect color perception, or how many nanometers a person with mild deuteranomaly would be shifted would be greatly appreciated.

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