Category: sun

In the Town Barrow located in Alaska, the Sun sets November 18…

In the Town Barrow located in Alaska, the Sun sets November 18 and rise on January 23. Between this period there is total darkness for 67 days.

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The moon is 1/400th the size of the sun but also 1/400th the…

The moon is 1/400th the size of the sun but also 1/400th the distance from Earth which results in the moon and the sun being the same size in the sky, a coincidence not shared by any other known planet-moon combination.

The moon is 1/400th the size of the sun but also 1/400th the…

The moon is 1/400th the size of the sun but also 1/400th the distance from Earth which results in the moon and the sun being the same size in the sky, a coincidence not shared by any other known planet-moon combination.

Because it takes longer for Venus to rotate on its axis than it…

Because it takes longer for Venus to rotate on its axis than it does to rotate around the Sun, if you were born on Venus, you would turn one year old before you turned one day old.

Redheads produce more vitamin D than other hair colors, meaning…

Redheads produce more vitamin D than other hair colors, meaning they don’t suffer as much from not being in the sun.

In six hours, the world’s deserts receive more energy from the…

In six hours, the world’s deserts receive more energy from the sun than humans consume in a year.

Photo : Worklife Siemens / flickr

The Sun is so loud that if space was filled with air it would be…

The Sun is so loud that if space was filled with air it would be 125db on Earth, 92 Million miles away.

When the sunlight hits water droplets that are below the…

When the sunlight hits water droplets that are below the horizon and you’re high enough above ground, you can see a full-circle rainbow. source source1

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In 526 AD there was a world-wide dust cloud that blocked out…

In 526 AD there was a world-wide dust cloud that blocked out the sun for a FULL YEAR, resulting in widespread famine and disease. >80% of Scandinavia and parts of China starved to death, 30% of Europe died in epidemics, and empires fell. No one knows the cause.