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How come everything looks reddish after I go inside after being in the sun for a long time?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Color contrast
Sunlight is richest in the green spectral domain.
Prolonged exposure will saturate those receptors more. When you go inside, until the green receptors regenerate, for a few moments you will notice a red cast to objects viewed away from the sun. Also indoor light sources may have a reddish spectral spectrum which enhances the red color.

In brief: Color contrast
Sunlight is richest in the green spectral domain.
Prolonged exposure will saturate those receptors more. When you go inside, until the green receptors regenerate, for a few moments you will notice a red cast to objects viewed away from the sun. Also indoor light sources may have a reddish spectral spectrum which enhances the red color.
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