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Because the moon is really cold and dark and does not produce it's own light. Instead the sun, which does produce its own light, shines on the moon which makes it look like it shines white light [or makes the moon look white] when its not. Its just the reflected sunlight from the sun. Also the reason why the sun produces a yellow color is because of some type of crucial chemical or chemicals mix and make the color and I also think the billions of hot gases inside it might have some effect on the color too.

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Q: Why is the moon white in color although the sun is yellow in color?
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Why is the moon a yellow or white color?

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