Friday, April 25, 2008

The Enormity of the Sun

What is the diameter of the Sun?
The Sun's diameter is 1.4 million kilometers (870,000 miles). But to most people, that still doesn't give them an appreciation of the Sun's size.

The Sun is ENORMOUS compared to other objects in the solar system! It is so massive that is accounts for 99.9% of all of the matter in the solar system. In fact, the Sun is so big that if it were hollow, you could fit over one million Earth's inside of it!

That is amazing!! Isn't hard to even imagine, to just picture the size??

That sure puts us into perspective doesn't it ? we are smaller than ants in comparison to the sun.

The diameter of the earth at the equator is 7,926.41 miles --- 8,000 miles!! compare that to 870,000 miles!! wow

yet, there is still so much beauty and peacefulness that we can find in our own little backyard


Sebastian said...

Nice Blog ^^ !
I like the arguments: Life is Wonderful !!!

Texas Travelers said...

This is a great post. I love Astronomy and Nature. You combined them very well.


Julie said...

Ooh, so pretty. Yes we do have plum(right?) blossoms, but what is that wonderful bird. We don't have it, for sure.