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Why is the sun yellow?

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Yellow is the natural color of the sun. Stars emit different colors depending on their temperature-ranging from blue being the hottest stars and red being the coldest ones.

See Wikipedia:Stellar classification for more info.

Surface Temperature Ranges for
Different Stellar Classes
Class Temperature Sample star
O 33,000 K or more Zeta Ophiuchi
B 10,500–30,000 K Rigel
A 7,500–10,000 K Altair
F 6,000–7,200 K Procyon A
G 5,500–6,000 K Sun
K 4,000–5,250 K Epsilon Indi
M 2,600–3,850 K Proxima Centauri

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