Homer wrote that the sky was bronze. The Egyptians painted the sky tan and the Sun red. They ran around in the desert without hats or shirts, evidently not burned by the Sun. No one seemed to notice a blue sky until it gradually changed perhaps 2000 years ago.
William Gladstone, the prime minister of England was an expert on classical texts. He noticed that Homer mentioned the wine-dark seas, wine-colored oxen and green honey. Xenophanes wrote the rainbow only had three colors: purple, green-yellow and red. Empedocles, Democritus and the Pythagoreans thought that only the colors black, red and yellow existed. Pliny, Quintilian and Cicero wrote that until Alexander’s era, the Greeks only painted with four colors. Gladstone thought maybe all Greeks were color blind.
Lazarus Geiger studied the ancient references to colors. He claimed that over the centuries languages developed a color sense in the sequence black and white; red; yellow; green and lastly blue.
Later, Brent Berlin and Paul Kay noticed that languages evolved as they began to discern colors in the sequence black and white; red; green; yellow and lastly blue.
The rovers on Mars have a small sundial with colored sections. They use these to calibrate camera colors. On Mars, rock colors are different than the same rocks on Earth. Why? The sky is loaded with fine iron-rust dust. The colors that cameras actually detect under the brown Martian sky are shifted in the direction of Greek colors a few millennia ago.
The glory of the Biblical creation is that it is visible. We can see all the way back to the creation era with telescopes. All atoms keep shifting their spectral colors throughout cosmic history. The earliest atoms ticked at tiny fractions of the frequencies of modern atoms. The orbits also move outward as billions of galaxies become spreading things: Hebrew noun raqia. What we see is change, not time. During the biblical era, common people did not imagine invisible time. They used the changes they observed to record when aspectually. Their clocks and calendars were not for measuring time, which had no existence in aspectual languages. They were adjusted to fit the observed changes in nature. The changes the Bible records are the ones we see. Change and time are historically opposite ways of seeing reality. The Bible was written during the age of change, before philosophers divided a day into tiny bits of time.