Make winter nights brighter with a holiday-hued hearth
By Theodore Gray
Posted 11.14.2007 at 3:00 am 2 Comments
Wood fires are yellow, right? Well, typically, but not necessarily. All hot bodies emit "black body" radiation in a color spectrum that depends on temperature: red for fairly hot, orange for hotter, yellow for really quite hot, all the way up through white for, well, white-hot. Most wood fires burn at about yellow-hot.
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