Important Facts About Sun, Moon & Earth Revealed On This Solar Eclipse

Written By : Saicharan Palakurthi

There are many basic things about our planet, its Moon, and Sun, which are totally unaware of. It is believed that this Solar Eclipse might draw enough attention to make sure of some little-known things.

It is well known about the number of times our opinions altered regarding the distance, mass, weight and time constraint with respect to Sun, Earth, and Moon altogether. However, there are few details which can be considered as precise as of this date.

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Now, let us have a sneak peek into some fun facts which we can actually bounce around in-between our friends:

The sun is approximately 93 million miles away from the Earth. The moon is appox 238,900 miles away from the Earth. If you could drive to the moon at 55 mph, it would take 181 days to get there. If you could drive to the sun at 55 mph, it would take you 182.9 years to get there. But, the sun is much bigger than the Earth and much, much bigger than the moon. You could fit 64.3 million moons inside the sun.

The Earth is about 8,000 miles thick (diameter), while the sun is 875,000 miles thick (diameter). The sun is very heavy. The Sun is about 2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg (a 2 with 30 zeros kg, or about 4.4 with 30 zeros lbs). A person who weighs 110 pounds on the Earth would weigh 18.3 pounds on the moon and 2,985 pounds on the sun.

Many facts are yet to be known, and all we have to do is to wait until April 20124 kicks in, as there’s an amazing eclipse in that month.

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