When the sun makes the slides in the park too hot to use it’s just not fun anymore.
So, as out outdoor efforts were curtailed today, here are some facts about the Sun (which I keep reminding myself that all life on earth is dependent on) that I’ve just learnt courtesy of Google:
The Sun is the star at the centre of our solar system and is responsible for the Earth’s climate and weather. The sun is an almost perfect sphere with a difference of just 10km in diameter between the poles and the equator – SpaceFacts.com
The Sun alone contains 99.8% of the total mass in the Solar System. In terms of size, the Sun has a diameter of roughly 1.4 million kilometers (870,000 miles). To put this in perspective, this is almost 110 times the diameter of the Earth. What this means is that about one million Earth’s could fit inside the Sun – theplanets.org
Astronomers think that the Sun (and the planets) formed from the nebular about 4.59 billion years ago. Its temperature is 5,500 degrees Celsius on the surface and a whopping 15.6 million degrees Celsius at the core. Light from the Sun reaches the Earth in just 8 minutes! – CBBC Newsround
Hopefully tomorrow I shall be Googling “facts about cool breezes”.