Do You Know Your Sun Facts?

The sun is not just a distant star, but a vital part of our existence. Test your sun knowledge to see if you know the important facts!
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The diameter of the sun is ________ times that of Earth.
87
110
248
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How long does it take for sunlight to reach Earth?
About eight minutes
About 22 minutes
About one hour
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What is the name of the Egyptian sun god?
Ma
Ra
Sa
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What happens during a solar eclipse?
moon comes between Earth and the sun
The earth gets no sunlight for a day
The sun gets weaker
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How old is the sun?
7.5 billion years old
4.6 billion years old
9.3 billion years old
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_________ Earths can fit inside the sun.
467,000
1,000,000
2,060,000
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The sun contains
The most mass in the solar system
The least mass in the solar system
Equal mass with the other planets
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How thick is the solid surface of the sun?
3.4 km
7.2 km
There is no solid surface, it is plasma
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The sun rotates on its axis...
Every 24 days
Every 25 days
Every 26 days
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The sun also emits
Solar wind
Solar fog
Solar rain
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The sun is made of...
Helium and hydrogen
Hydrogen and iron
Hydrogen and oxygen
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How many layers does the sun have?
4
6
7
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You don't know many facts about the sun - perhaps read up on sun information to learn about this interesting star and how you can protect yourself from its harmful rays.

C+, Not Too Sunny

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You know enough about the sun. Continue to read about it and how to keep safe during sunny days.

B+, Sun More Work

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You know a lot about the sun and the solar system. Good for you for being a sun pro - it's a fascinating topic!

A+, You Got It, Sunshine

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1
The diameter of the sun is ________ times that of Earth.
87
110
248
2
How long does it take for sunlight to reach Earth?
About eight minutes
About 22 minutes
About one hour
3
What is the name of the Egyptian sun god?
Ma
Ra
Sa
4
What happens during a solar eclipse?
moon comes between Earth and the sun
The earth gets no sunlight for a day
The sun gets weaker
5
How old is the sun?
7.5 billion years old
4.6 billion years old
9.3 billion years old
6
_________ Earths can fit inside the sun.
467,000
1,000,000
2,060,000
7
The sun contains
The most mass in the solar system
The least mass in the solar system
Equal mass with the other planets
8
How thick is the solid surface of the sun?
3.4 km
7.2 km
There is no solid surface, it is plasma
9
The sun rotates on its axis...
Every 24 days
Every 25 days
Every 26 days
10
The sun also emits
Solar wind
Solar fog
Solar rain
11
The sun is made of...
Helium and hydrogen
Hydrogen and iron
Hydrogen and oxygen
12
How many layers does the sun have?
4
6
7