Sun - Facts about Sun


1.           The Sun is a star found at the center of the Solar System.

2.           Sun is the nearest star to earth.

3.           The closest star near to sun is Proxima Centauri, but actually it is much farther away from pluto.

4.           It makes up 99.86% of the Solar System’s mass and hold the largest mass in our Solar System.

5.           The Sun formed about 4.6 billion years ago.

6.           1.3 million Earths could fit inside the sun.

7.           1/10,000 of sun light is more than enough to produce world’s energy needs.

8.           Every day, plants convert sunlight into energy equivalent to six times the entire power consumption of human civilization.

9.           The core of the Sun has a temperature of about 15,000,000 ° C.

10.          The American flag which is placed on the moon are now white due to radiation from the sun.

11.          The Earth’s core is about as hot as the sun.

12.          The Sun is 13 billion times brighter than the next brightest star, Sirius.

13.          Sun is around 1,392,000 kilometres wide.

14.          Sun is almost made up of hudrogen.

15.          74% of sun mass is hydrogen. 24% taking care by oxygen, carbon, iron and neon.

16.          Sun light reaches Earth in around 8 minutes.

17.          The Sun’s surface temperature is around 5500° C.

18.          Distance from the Sun to the Earth is around 150 million kilometers.

19.          The Sun generates huge amounts of energy by combining hydrogen nuclei into helium. This process is called nuclear fusion.

20.          The Sun produces a solar wind which contains charged particles such as electrons and protons.

21.          The Sun rotates every 25-36 earth days.

22.          Sun atmosphere is composed of three areas: the photosphere, chromosphere, and solar corona.

23.          The Sun is One of 100 billion stars in our Galaxy.

24.          Sun produces 385 billion megawatts. It made through Nuclear Fusion.

25.          Apart from Heat and Light, the Sun also emits a stream of Particles called the Solar Wind.

26.          Nine planets orbiting the Sun. Orbits are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.

27.          Scientists estimated that the sun will continue to burn hydrogen collected in its core for another five billion years.

28.          The sun rotates on its axis once every 25.38 Earth days.

29.          The sun is the closest star to Earth.

30.          A person weighing 60 kg on Earth would weigh 2000 kg on the sun.

31.          In Libya every people will have a tattoos symbolizing sun worship.

32.          Scientists believed that, earths sudden increase in not because of sun, which have mostly been caused by the human race.

33.          100,000,000,000 tons of dynamite would have to be detonate is equal to the energy produced by the sun.

34.          A solar eclipse occurs when Earth passes the shadow of the Moon.

35.          Solar flares produce bursts of electromagnetic radiation, x-rays, ultraviolet radiation, visible light, and radio waves.

36.          The Sun can really be un-imagined, over one million times bigger than the Earth.

37.          India have a UNESCO Heritage Site Konark Sun Temple, that praise the sun as God.

Facts about Sun – Quick Facts:

Header Information
Age 4.6 Billion Years
Type Yellow Dwarf (G2V)
Mass 1,989,100,000,000,000,000, 000 billion kg (Multiples of 333,060 Earth)
Diameter 1,392,684 km
Circumference at Equator 4,370,005.6 km
Surface Temperature 5500 °C


Facts about Sun


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40 Interesting Facts about Sun – The Father of Earth
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