FACTS ABOUT THE SUN
Added on: 21st Feb 2015
IT’S REALLY BRIGHT
Ok, so you knew that, but did you know that it’s brighter than
85% of everything else in the entire Milky Way?
IT’S NOT THE BRIGHTEST THING ON EARTH THOUGH
That record belongs to the sky beam at the Luxor Resort
and Casino in Las Vegas.
IT WAS A MONSTER
At least that’s what they used to think back in the day.
One legend said it was a man with 3 eyes and 4 arms that was
abandoned by his spouse for being too bright.
IT CAUSES REVOLUTIONS
That’s right, American historians and Russian scientists have
connected revolutions to sunspots. Don’t believe us?
THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING
The American Revolution, French Revolution, Paris Commune, and both
Russian Revolutions fell near times of maximum solar activity.
IT’S NOT YELLOW
Most photos of the sun depict it as being orange, red, yellow or a
combination of the three. In reality, the sun is white.
It appears yellow to us because of the blue light in the
SUNSPOTS WERE A SECRET
Galileo was the first to notice sunspots but he hid the discovery for
fear of being persecuted.
The sun accounts for 44% of the Earth’s tidal energy while the
moon accounts for the remainder.
THE SUN CAN MAKE US TALLER
When the sun and moon are in apogee, or pulling the Earth in the
same direction, our bodies our stretched albeit only microscopically.