The Sun: That Big Bright Fiery Ball in the Sky That Guides Us in The Daytime

Complement to our moon

Robin Nemesszeghy
2 min readMay 20, 2022


Photo by Daoudi Aissa on Unsplash

The sun is the star at the center of our solar system. It is a medium-sized star and is about halfway through its life. The sun was born about 4.6 billion years ago and will live for another 5 billion years. It is made of hydrogen and helium. The sun is huge. It has a diameter of about 1.4 million kilometers. That’s about 109 times the diameter of Earth. The sun is so big that it could fit about 1 million Earths inside it. The sun is very bright and gives off light and day during the day.

The sun is also a source of heat and energy. The sun’s surface temperature is about 5500 degrees Celsius. That’s about 10 times the temperature of Earth’s core. The sun produces energy in the form of heat and light. This energy is released through nuclear fusion. In this process, hydrogen atoms are combined to form helium atoms. This releases a huge amount of energy. The sun is so bright that it’s hard to look at it directly with your eyes. You can damage your eyes if you look at the sun without proper protection.

The sun is also the closest star to Earth. It is about 150 million kilometers away from Earth. That’s about 93 million miles. The sun is so big and bright that it appears to be the same size as the moon in the sky. But the sun is actually 400 times bigger than the moon. The sun is one of the most important objects in our solar system. It gives us light during the day. It also provides warmth and energy. We would not be able to live without the sun.

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