10 Interesting Facts about the Sun

Green-sun-150x150 in 10 Interesting Facts about the Sun and greenlivingThe sun is a powerful source of energy and has been used for centuries.  In fact, its history goes as far back as 7th century BC, when magnifying glasses were used to concentrate the sun’s rays to start fires.

How much do you know about the sun?  Here are some fun facts to get you started.

  1. The Sun makes up about 99.8% of the weight of our entire solar system.
  2. The Sun is about 4.5 billion years old and is expected to shine for another 5 billion years.
  3. The sun is also known as the “yellow dwarf star”.
  4. 75% of all the stars in the Universe are smaller and less massive than the Sun.
  5. The sun is about 92.96 million miles away and is the closest star to Earth.
  6. The sun’s temperature is about 27 million degrees Fahrenheit at its core (that equates to 15 million degrees Celsius).
  7. Energy from the sun comes in the forms of light and heat. Light from Sun takes about 8 minutes to reach Earth
  8. Only the Sun’s exterior shines bright, while its inside is entirely dark.  If the outside of the sun were to disappear, so would the glow.
  9. Gravity holds the Sun together.
  10. In just one hour, the earth receives more energy from the sun than the whole world uses in an an entire year.

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