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Fun with the Sun

This page contains answers to questions that have to do with the Sun. They explore solar facts, solar activity and much more! Click on a topic to see our "Quickie" questions archive or scroll down for more in-depth answers.

Quickie Fun with the Sun

Movement of the Sun(40 questions)
Interior/Surface(15 questions)
Effects of the Sun(56 questions)
Other(174 questions)

In-depth questions and answers

1)What is the diameter of the Sun?
2)How can I look at a solar eclipse?
3)When is the next solar storm expected? What effects could you expect? How far away from the Sun does a solar flare shoot?
4)How hot is the Sun? How long does it take the suns rays to reach Earth?
5)How old is the Sun? What will happen when the Sun turns into a nebula?
6)Is there any uppermost temperature? Is it possible to measure the temperature in the core of a star?
7)What are the main differences between the sun and other stars?
8)How far is the Earth from the Sun, the Moon and all the other planets? How far are all of the planets from the Sun? Do you know of a software that tracks the planets in real-time?

Last modified January 30, 2001 by Jennifer Bergman.

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