The Sun

The Sun is the largest body in the Solar System, containing over 98% of the total mass of the entire system and mostly consists of hydrogen and helium.

 

Find out how to observe the Sun safety, how hot it is, how fast it rotates and what makes it hot.

 

 

PLEASE READ THE SECTION ABOUT SUN SAFETY FIRST

 

When you have finished in this section, take the quiz to test your knowledge.

 

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Nine Planets Sun Information

Did you know?

The Sun is a star in our galaxy, the Milky Way. It takes 225 million Earth years for the Sun to revolve around the galaxy.

Did you also know?

Solar flares are a violent ejection of solar material into space.

Prominences are smaller, 'tail-like' bright gases from the surface.