We all know Sun is the most vital source of energy for Planet Earth, life on earth cannot exist without Sun. But did you know these Interesting facts about the Sun.
Interesting facts about the Sun-
Sun lies in the center of our solar system.
Sun is at the centre of the Solar System. It is Sun’s gravity that holds each and every planet and other stellar particles at place in Solar System. All the planets in Solar system revolve around the Sun.
Sun Size – So Big!!
Sun is about 11,900 times bigger from Earth- in terms of Surface Area. The diameter of Sun is 1,392,684 km. We can fit almost a million earths inside a hollow sun. Isn’t the Sun so big!
The sun’s mass is about 1,989,100,000,000,000,000, 000 billion kg ! or you can simply understand 333,060 times the mass of Earth.
Too old but still Young at Heart!
The Sun is in midway of its life. The Sun’s age is 4.5 billion years, it still has half of its hydrogen left to continue burning for next 5 billion years.
It takes just 8 minutes for sunlight to reach Earth from the sun!
The average distance from Sun to Earth is around 15 Crore Kilometers. And the speed of light is 3 Lakh km per second. By simple mathematics, we get 8 minutes and 20 seconds. Although Sunlight takes just few minutes to travel from Sun to Earth, the sunlight can take million of years to travel from Sun’s core to Sun’s outer surface.
So, these were some interesting Facts about the Sun. Do tell in the comments if we missed any of the sun facts.