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visible radiation

The radiation of the visible spectrum, which may be broken up into different wavelengths representing different colors:

Violet, 3900–4550 angstrom units (A.U.)

Blue, 4550–4920 A.U.

Green, 4920–5770 A.U.

Yellow, 5770–5970 A.U.

Orange, 5970–6220 A.U.

Red, 6220–7700 A.U.

See also: radiation
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