Sun, how we love it!
When I took two of my grandchildren to the park the other day. Three children came over to us and a boy around six asked, “Do you want to see the sun, it’s real cool!” What we learned was that the children’s grandfather had a powerful telescope with special lenses which enabled us to look directly at the sun. He was sharing his wonderful machine so that anyone could look at this fascinating fiery brilliance. This man didn’t realize at the time that by sharing his viewing of this great and notable countenance he reminded me of another reason I should be totally grateful for.
I believe I can say that we all love the sun. Each year there are millions of people that are drawn to the hot countries just to get a week or two of continuous sun, especially in the winter. I myself spent from January to April in Jamaica last winter to avoid the cold weather of Canada!
However, besides the warmth on our skin and the wonderful days of barbecuing plus days spent on the beach, we have to remember and give gratitude for the true nature of our sun that it is essential to our existence.
“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” Wilma Rudolph 1940-1994.
The universe is a magnificent solar system of order. Everything is arranged perfectly in a methodical, intelligible precise consistency. It is harmonious with the energy of our life force. When we understand its power we understand its mighty forces. These forces are balanced and friendly and working in our everyday life for our best well-being. Our children are the future and it is in our best interest to teach them to live with gratitude.
The man on the park gave out fact sheets about the sun. He didn’t ask for anything in return he just wanted to share his love for the solar system and our sun with the children. We are also here to share and pass forward what brings us joy. This is why me and W.T started this website. I wanted to carry the man on the parks enthusiasm forward so I am simply going to pass forward the fact sheet that he so graciously gave out.
Your Top 13 Sun Facts:
The sun is a star at the center of our solar system. This makes it extremely important for life on Earth. The sun provides us with energy, which brings life on our planet. It defines the seasons, the harvest, and even sleep patterns of all living creatures on Earth.
- The sun is the closest star to our planet. Light from the Sun reaches Earth in around 8 minutes.
- Remember! The Earth orbits around the sun.
- The sun is way bigger than the Earth. In fact its radius is 109 times bigger than the Earth. For those of you who are curious, the sun’s Radius is 696,000km and the Earth’s radius is 6,376km.
- DON’T TOUCH THE SUN! IT’S HOT! The sun’s average surface temperature is 5700c. Compare that to the Earth’s average temperature, which is 20 C.
- The sun is 150 million km (93 million miles) away from the Earth.
- How old is the sun? Can you imagine 4.5 billion years?
- The sun is entirely gaseous; there is no solid surface. Around 74% of the Sun’s mass is made up of hydrogen. Helium makes up around 24% while heavier elements such as oxygen, carbon, iron and neon, make up the remaining percentage.
- The sun rotates on its axis approximately once every 26 days. Because the sun is made of gas its different parts rotate at different speeds. The fastest rotation is around the equator and the slowest rotation is at the suns polar regions (more than 30 days).
- The sun changes. No matter when or where we look at the sun, we will always see something interesting. Scientist observe these changes by watching the sunspots. They increase and decrease on a regular cycle of about 10.8 years.
- Because of the Sun’s huge influence on Earth, many early cultures saw the Sun as a deity or god. For example, Ancient Egyptians had a sun god called Ra while in Aztec mythology there is a sun god named Tonatiuh.
- The Sun produces a solar wind which contains charged particles such as electrons and protons.
- A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is between the Sun and the Earth.
Give Gratitude and Love for all what the sun provides for us!
Your Friend, Pamela Hamilton
Pamela Hamilton is the co-author of Your Invincible Power series of books and the Vice President of Your Invincible Power Company. We have created a series of books to assist in the understanding and use the Law of Attraction in everyday situation.
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