The types of radiation given off by the sun include both infrared rays, visible light and ultraviolet rays. All of these rays, or types of radiation, are part of the electromagnetic spectrum.Continue Reading
Sunlight is the visible and most common type of radiation that is given off by the sun. Most people are also familiar with ultraviolet, or UV, rays. These are the rays that can cause sun damage to a person's skin in the form of sunburn. While a person cannot detect the sun's UV rays, he or she can detect the infrared rays via the sensation of heat.
There are other, perhaps less commonly known, types of radiation that the sun emits: