How Hot Is The Sun? 5 Fun Sun Facts You’re Burning To Know

sun-facts-photo-by-trainut.jpg The sun is rising higher into the sky everyday as spring goes into full swing.

So, about that sun… how hot is the sun? How far away is the sun? Well, slap on some sunscreen and bask in the warmth of these 5 fun sun facts:

  • The Sun is approximately 90 million miles from Earth.
  • The core of the Sun is a whopping 27 million degrees Fahrenheit; the surface is a relatively chilly 11,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The Sun has been around for about 4.6 billion years.
  • The Sun is 109 times wider than Earth.
  • The Sun takes up an astounding 98% of the mass of all bodies in our solar system.

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

My love for coins and numismatics began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I'm a member of both the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG). I've also been studying meteorology and watching weather patterns for years. I enjoy sharing little-known facts and fun stuff about coins, weather, travel, health, food, and living green.

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