9 Amazing Facts About The Sun

The Sun plays an integral role in the function of our world. We rely on it for warmth, energy, sight etc. Nonetheless, it’s something that most people tend to take for granted, and many important facts about the Sun remain unknown by the general public…until now! Here are 9 fun facts about the Sun that you should keep in mind and share with your friends.

Fun Fact #1

Did you know that the sun itself contains 99.98% of the mass in the entire solar system.

Fun Fact #2

The sun is a good 92.96 million miles from the Earth, and it’s still the closest star to the earth.

Fun Fact #3

The core of the sun is 27 million fahrenheit (good thing it’s so far away right?).

Fun Fact #4

100,000,000,000 tons of dynamite would need to be detonated every second to match the energy produced by the sun. 100 billion.

Fun Fact #5

Human beings can’t survive on the Sun (duh), but a human being would weigh 28 times as much on the sun than they would on Earth.

Fun Fact #6

Nowadays, we know that the Earth revolves around the Sun, but we didn’t always know that. Aristarchus, a prominent Greek philosopher is credited as being the first person to claim that the Earth orbited the sun.

Fun Facts #7

Roughly 109 Earths could fit on the surface of the sun and more than one million Earths would fit inside of the sun.

Fun Facts #8

The Japanese flag depicts the rising Sun.

Fun Facts #9

No one knows exactly how old the sun is, but it’s estimated to be over 4.6 Billion years old. Scientists estimate that the Sun has roughly another 4.6 billion years before it burns out.