Ten Interesting Facts About the Sun Worth Knowing

Ten Interesting Facts About the Sun Worth Knowing

It is the largest planet in the solar system. We can assume that it is medium-sized. If we consider the rays emitted from the sun as daylight, these rays ensure the existence of life on Earth thanks to photosynthesis. It is the planet that has the most important effects on the earth’s climate and weather.

Did you know that there are 200 billion stars in the Milky Way and one of them is the sun? The energy emitted by the sun in 3 days, all oil, natural gas, etc. in the world. Did you know that it is equal to the energy released as a result of the combustion of fuels? Did you know that a ray from the sun reaches our Earth in 8.20 minutes? We’ve compiled 10 interesting facts about you that we think are worth knowing…


The sun accounts for approximately 99.86% of the total mass of the entire solar system. No wonder it is the true star! *A little space joke for you there.


New measurements suggest the Earth’s inner core is far hotter than prior experiments suggested, putting it at 6,000C – as hot as the Sun’s surface.


The Sun is 400 times larger than the Moon and 400 times further from the Earth than the Moon. For these reasons, when we look at the sky, the Sun and the Moon are the same size.


The sun sends out 10 times as many neutrino rays as the number of people on Earth every 1 second.


1.3 million Earths could fit inside the Sun. (Yes I know we included that in ‘Ten Fun and Interesting Facts About the World We Live In‘ but it is still interesting!

Ten Interesting Facts About the Sun Worth Knowing

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The US flag, planted on the Moon, has turned white due to the radiation from the sun. So does that mean the moon is surrendering?!?


There is 1,200,000,000,000,000,000,000 kilograms of gold on the sun. Although it might be a little issue getting any of it as it might be a little hot.


Pluto’s orbit around the sun takes about 248 years. Pluto takes 6 1/2 Earth days/nights to rotate, so one day on Pluto is about 6 1/2 days/nights on Earth.


1/3 of all Russians believe that the Sun revolves around the Earth. The survey, conducted by VTsIOM, found that 35 percent of Russians agree with the statement that “the Sun revolves around the Earth.” Sixty-one percent of respondents disagreed with the statement, with the remaining 4 percent saying they were unsure, according to Forbes Russia.


It is estimated that the Sun will rotate around itself 20 times in its entire lifetime. But as a ball of ultra-hot gas, how does the sun rotate? This complex form of rotation drives some fascinating phenomena and you can read more about it here.

Do you know any other facts about the sun? Which of these did you find interesting? Do let us know in the comments below! 

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