Among the planets, colors prove tricky
Climbing the eastern sky these evenings is a bright point outshining any star. It’s the planet Jupiter, right there for you to see. If someone asked what color it is, you’d look at it and say “white.” Because it is white. Twinkling to its lower right is a lesser spark. That’s Aldebaran, one of the nearest examples of an orange giant star. It’s called an orange giant because it is orange.