We see it every day, The Sunrise the Sunset but do we really know everything about the Sun? Sun is the reason life exists on Earth it is also responsible for the different seasons we experience on Earth. This article lists 30 Interesting and Fun Facts about The Sun that even kids will enjoy.

 

  1. The Sun is a star that is in the center of the Solar System
  2. The Sun accounts for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System.
  3. The Sun is mostly composed of hydrogen (70%) and Helium (28%).
  4. The Sun is 4.6 billion years old.
  5. The Sun has circled the Milky Way galaxy more than 18 times during its 4.6-billion-year lifetime.
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  7. The Sun is the closest star to Earth.
  8. The Sun’s distance from the Earth is 150 million km (93 million miles).
  9. The Sun is so much closer to Earth than all other stars are that the intense light of the Sun keeps us from seeing any other stars during the day.
  10. 1.3 million Earths could fit inside the sun.
  11. In just one second the Sun emits more energy than humans have used in the last 10,000 years.
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  13. The Sun is a second-generation star, meaning that some of its material came from former stars.
  14. The light of the Sun and its heat influence all of the objects in the solar system and allow life to exist on Earth. Without the sun, there is no life.
  15. The Sun is 109 times wider than the Earth and 330,000 times as massive.
  16. The Sun travels at 220 kilometers per second.
  17. The atmosphere of the Sun is composed of three areas: the photosphere, chromosphere, and solar corona.
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  19. The visible part of the Sun is called the photosphere.
  20. Corona is the Sun’s outer atmosphere with temperatures that range from a few thousand kelvins to a few million kelvins.
  21. Light from the Sun reaches Earth in around 8 minutes.
  22. The Sun’s core is around 13600000 degrees Celsius.
  23. Sunlight is produced through nuclear reactions in the sun’s core. Originally born as energetic gamma rays, after billions of collisions with matter, this radiation reaches the surface and escapes into space.
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  25. Sunlight appears yellowish, but it is actually a combination of a rainbow of colors.
  26. Solar flares from the Sun are sudden bursts of brightness that happen in places near the sunspots.
  27. Solar flares produce bursts of electromagnetic radiation, x-rays, ultraviolet radiation, visible light, and radio waves.
  28. Radiations of the Sun are in two forms, electromagnetic (photons) and particle (electrons, protons, alpha particles, etc.) radiation.
  29. In addition to heat and light, the Sun also emits a low-density stream of charged particles (mostly electrons and protons) known as the solar wind which propagates throughout the solar system at about 450 km/sec.
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  31. Johann Rudolf Wolf, in 1848 developed a method to count sunspots which has been called Wolf number.
  32. Galileo was the first person to use a telescope in conducting an observation of the Sun.
  33. Six ten-billionths of the Sun is gold.
  34. In February 1974, Skylab was the first manned spacecraft to study the Sun.
  35. A solar eclipse as viewed from Earth occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth.
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