Wednesday, May 9, 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 of the sun switch. This cycle is 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.