50 Interesting And Amazing Facts About The SUN

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50 Interesting And Amazing Facts About The SUN

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"Sun" the most important source of energy for our life on Earth. A nearly perfect spherical star at the center of the solar system. There are many interesting facts about the sun which we are going to tell in this article today. These are the 50 amazing facts about the sun. 

1. It takes about 8 minutes for the sunlight to reach Earth.

2. If you watch the sunset and sunrise at least two to three times a week, you can battle the depression and can live longer.

3. One-third of the human population sneezes when they look at the sun.

4. The sun is actually a greenish-blue color, but the earth’s atmosphere scatters certain color wavelengths, making it look yellow.

5. The force of sunlight impacts the World, Chicago weights 300lbs more while the sun is out..

6. The Sun shrinks about five feet an hour.

7. Due to the high density of the solar plasma, the light takes at least 4,000 years to leave the interior of the sun.

8. In certain places in Alaska, the sun does not set the entire month of June.

9. The sun's magnetic field flips every 13 years, e.g. South becomes North, and North becomes South.

10. Different parts of the Sun rotate at different speeds.

11. The surface of the sun is cooler than the outer atmosphere of the sun.

12. Sun is 4.6 billion years old and will shine for the next 7 billion years continuously.

13. Six ten-billionths of the Sun is actually gold.

14. Your eyes can get sunburned.

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

16. All of the world's energy needs can be met with 1/10,000th of the light from the Sun that falls on Earth each day, according to the inventor Ray Kurzweil.

17. The sun is the most perfectly round natural object known in the universe.

18. The American flags placed on the moon are now white due to radiation from the sun.

19. The Earth's core is about as hot as the sun.

20. Partial solar eclipses are hazardous to view because the eye's pupil is not adapted to the unusually high visual contrast.

21. The sun accounts for 44% of the Earth’s tidal energy while the moon accounts for the remainder.

22. It takes energy in the sun’s core about 1 million years to reach the surface.

23. The volume of Sun is equivalent to the volume of 1.3 million earths.

24. In 3.5 billion years the Sun will be 40% brighter than it is today. At that point, the oceans will have evaporated and all forms of terrestrial life will be extinct.

25. Four million tons of hydrogen are consumed by the sun every second.

26. The sun rotates on its axis once every 25.38 Earth days or 609.12 hours.

27. The distance from the Sun to Earth changes throughout the year.

28. Sun would become cooler if you could throw atom bombs in it!

29. If the sun stops burning fuel and keeps emitting, it would become hotter and hotter!

30. The sun is less efficient than humans when it comes to generating energy per unit mass.

31. If you look at the sun with a telescope, without a solar filter, it can burn your eyes.

32. In February 1974, Skylab was the first manned spacecraft to study the Sun.

33Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the Sun.

34. A bolt of lightning is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun.

35. If you weigh 100 lbs, your weight on the Sun would be 2707 lbs.

36. Like Earth, Sun also revolves around the galaxy. It takes 224.7 million years to complete an year otherwise known as a cosmic year

37. The light from the sun takes 5.5 hours to travel to Pluto

38. One of the largest solar flares ever seen was recently captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory

39. One day the Sun would swallow the earth and all planets.

40. The sun's energy didn't come entirely from nuclear fusion.

41. The Sunlight received by the earth from breakfast to lunch contains more energy than all fossil fuels burned by humans throughout the history.

42. Every Second, the Sun converts 655 Million Tonnes of Hydrogen into 650 Million Tonnes of Helium.

43. If Sun is not there, earth's temperature will drop to minus 270 deg C.

44. Sun Light is essential for the production of food, Photosynthesis.

45. The Sun is one of the 6000 stars, which is visible to the naked eye from the Earth.

46. The Earth receives 94 billion megawatts of energy from Sun. This is equivalent to 40,000 times the power requirement of the United States.

47. The density of matter at the Sun's core is about 150 times the density of water in the Earth.

48. If the Sun were to stop producing energy today, it would take 50 million years for significant effects to be felt at Earth.

49. The Sun is just one of about 100 billion stars in our galaxy.

50. The more water or ice you throw into the sun the more you will fuel it.

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