What color of visible light has the shortest wavelength?

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Aug 4, 2017

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Violet light has the shortest wavelength.

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Visible light has a wavelength range of about 400 nm to 750 nm.

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The visible colours from shortest to longest wavelength are: violet, indigo, blue, cyan, green, yellow, orange, and red.

The spectrum is continuous and the colours merge into each other, so the cut-off ranges of the colours are somewhat arbitrary.

#color(white)(ll)bb("λ/nm"color(white)(mll)"Colour")#
#400-425color(white)(m)"Violet"#
#425-450color(white)(m)"Indigo"#
#450-475color(white)(m)"Blue"#
#475-495color(white)(m)"Cyan"#
#495-560color(white)(m)"Green"#
#550-580color(white)(m)"Yellow"#
#580-600color(white)(m)"Orange"#
#600-750color(white)(m)"Red"#

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