Light Cyan Color

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Light Cyan Color 513 - #E0FFFF

Cyan is a greenish-blue color. It is one of the primary subtractive colors used in color printing. On the traditional color wheel, cyan is located midway between blue and green. It was usually called blue-green. In the subtractive color model, cyan is the complementary color of red; mixing red and cyan paint will produce a gray color. In the additive color system, or RGB color model, used to create all the colors on a computer or television display, cyan is made by mixing equal amounts of green and blue light. Since it is the complement of red, it can also be made by the removal of red from white light. Mixing red light and cyan light at the right intensity on a black screen will make white. This color is also called aqua and was formerly known as "cyan blue" or cyan-blue. The first recorded use of cyan blue as a color name in English was in 1879.

Shown is the planet Uranus. seen from the Voyager 2 spacecraft. The cyan color comes from clouds of methane gas in the planet's atmosphere
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