Taking a break from teaching to watch the eclipse. I hope you were able to get a view, how amazing, to watch the sun completely disappear. Did you notice how the temperature dropped as the moon passed in front of the sun and how quickly it rose quickly once the sun began to peek out again? Reminds us just how powerful our sun is; our sun the universal Rock Star.
Did you know?
The super hot center of the sun blazes at 18 million degrees Fahrenheit (15.7 million degrees Celsius) — more than 40 thousand times as hot as boiling water.
You’d need to explode 100 billion tons of dynamite every second to match the energy produced by the sun.
The sun seems small when we look at it because it is 150 million km (93 million miles) from Earth.
Our sun is one of about 70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (that’s 70 sextillion) stars in the Universe.