Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sun Storm from NASA

Sun Storm from NASA

NASA took this photo of the Sun which was shot by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. It shows the Sun spurting out a medium sized solar flare. Here are some fascinating facts regarding the sun:

• Located 92 Million miles from Earth
• Core temperature is approximately 27 Million degrees (Fahrenheit)
• Surface temperature is approximately 10,340 degrees (Fahrenheit)
• Sun is 4.5 Billion years old
• Traveling at the speed-of-light, it takes sunlight 8 minutes to travel from the Sun to the Earth.

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