There are lots of things to know about the sun. Many researchers spend their lives researching. These fast facts about the sun are for those people who want a quick knowledge of the sun. Here are 20 very interesting fast facts about the Sun.
Interesting Fast Facts About The Sun
Fact 1: Copernicus proposed the heliocentric theory that -states that the sun is at the center with nine planets revolving around it.
Fact 2: The mass of Sun is 2 trillion trillion trillion tons.
Fact 3: Sunlight is white and is made up of seven visible colors. It takes only 8 min for sunlight to travel from sun to earth.
Fact 4: The Sun’s temperature at its core is 14 million Kelvin.
Fact 5: Sunspots are the intense magnetic regions of the Sun with magnetic field strengths thousands of times stronger than the Earth‘s magnetic field.
Fact 6: 99% of our solar system mass concentrated into the sun.
Fact 7: Our sun has an expected lifetime of about 11 billion years.
Fact 8: Our sun and the surrounding planets orbit around the center of the Milky Way galaxy once every 250 million years.
Fact 9: The Sun is one among the 200 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy.
Fact 10: On its trip around the sun, the earth travels over 21 million and a half miles per day.
Fact 11: No solar eclipse can last longer than 7 minutes 58 seconds because of the speed at which the sun moves.
Fact 12: Lightning bolts can some times be hotter than the sun. (about 50 0000 F)
Fact 13: In Spit Bergen, Norway at one time of the year the sun shines continuously for three and a half months.
Fact 14: In Newport, Rhode Island it is illegal to smoke from a pipe after sunset.
Fact 15: If the sun stopped shining suddenly, it would take eight minutes for people on earth to be aware of the fact.
Fact 16: For 186 days you can not see the sun in the North Pole.
Fact 17: Every eleven years the magnetic poles of the sun switch. This cycle is called “Solarmax”.
Fact 18: Because of the speed at which the sun moves, it is impossible for a solar eclipse to last more than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.
Fact 19: Aztecs believed that the sun died every night and needed human blood to give it strength to rise the next day. So they sacrificed 15,000 men a year to appease their sun god, Huitzilopochtli. Most of the victims were prisoners taken in wars, which were sometimes started solely to round up sacrificial victims.
Fact 20: Geologists believe sea levels could rise between seven and 23 inches by the end of the century if current warming trends continue.