Sun Facts – Interesting and Fun Facts About the Sun

Sun facts: The Sun is a star at the center of the Solar System. It is the most important source of energy for life on Earth, without it life wouldn’t exist. We all enjoy the sun, but how much do we know about the scorching ball of fire in the sky? Dig in for exciting facts about the Sun.

Interesting Facts About the Sun

Sun has a strong and complicated magnetic field.

The Sun is completely gaseous. There is no solid surface on the Sun.

Different parts of the sun rotate at different speeds. It takes 25 days to complete one rotation at the equator and 36 days at the poles.

Radiations of the Sun are in the two forms, electromagnetic (photons) and particle (electron, , alpha particle, photons, etc.) radiation.

Skylab was the first manned spacecraft launched in February 1974, to study the Sun.

If the bright glowing surface of the sun could be removes, then we would see nothing other than blackness. Only the outer surface of the sun shines brightly. The inside of the sun is complete darkness.

The sun was formed, like every other star, from a huge swirling cloud of gas called a nebula. The cloud contained all the matter required to form the sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and meteors.

Our sun rules the solar system all by itself, but many stars share their system with a second or third star.

The Sun’s strong gravitational force holds Earth and other planets in place and keeps them orbiting inside the solar system.

The puzzle over corona being so hot is finally answered. Recently solar physicists found that nanoflares (the constantly erupting tiny flares) may be the reason for corona being so hot.