What Is The Sun?

Isn’t that a great question? What is the sun? What is it made of? What does it consist of? Most of us obviously see the sun from far away and do not actually think of how what the sun actually is. The sun, in straightforward terms, is a start that the world orbits around. A star? You would say. Yes, indeed, a simple start is all it is, but we will detail the intricacies. Blue light blocking lenses would definitely not be enough to block out the rays of this beautiful and magnificent start that lights up the world.

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The Explanation Of The Sun

The sun is the largest object that lies within the middle of our solar system. It is actually one hundred and nine times the diameter of the Earth. The part of the sun that we can actually see is approximately ten thousand degrees Fahrenheit, which is five thousand five hundred degrees Celsius, and the being 27 million Fahrenheit which is fifteen million Celsius. The energy being produced by the sun is out of this world! Though we see the sun to be gigantic in size, they are actually tiny in the out of space and are considered one of the 100 billion stars found in the Milky Way. The sun is considered to be “young” as it orbits some 25 000 light-years. It is believed that the sun was created approximately 4.6 billion years ago. It is also believed that the sun consists of a giant revolving cloud of gas with a mixture of dust. The sun is also known as the solar nebula. During the rotation process of the cloud of gas with gas, scientists believe that it spun so fast that the disk got flattened, which pulled the material inwards and eventually formed the sun. It is estimated that the sun currently has enough fuel to stay around for the next five billion years. Thereafter, it is predicted to become a big red giant ball to shed the outer layer while the remaining core collapses to become white and stale. Good thing we won’t be around for that! Currently, the sun consists mostly of helium (yes, helium) and hydrogen. The other matter consists of carbon, neon, oxygen, nitrogen, iron, silicon, and magnesium.

The sun is an amazing part of our existence. Without it, we would not be able to survive. Imagine living without light from morning until night. How would plants grow? How would we know when to sleep and when to wake up? We would live in complete darkness if it were not for the sun. It would also eventually play on our moods as we need the sun to feel upbeat; this explains why even during the wintertime, their sun is though it is cold. We absolutely need the sun for our existence. The light gives us meaning and gives us light.