Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Some facts about the Sun

★ It takes 8 minutes for sunlight to travel from the sun to the earth while it takes about 1.25 seconds for moonlight to reach the Earth.
★ No solar eclipse can last longer than 7 minutes 58 seconds because of the speed at which the sun moves.
★ For 186 days you can not see the sun in the North Pole.
★ Every eleven years the magnetic poles ofthe sun switch. This cycle i...s called"Solarmax".
★ Aztecs believed that the sun died every night and needed human blood to give it strength to rise the next day. So they sacrificed 15,000 men a year to appease their sun god, Huitzilopochtli. Most of the victims were prisoners taken in wars.
★ More than 1 million earths would fit inside the sun.

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