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12 facts tagged with Sun Facts
The Sun is actually white. Viewed from space or a high altitude, it appears as its true color; white. Whereas viewed from a low altitude, atmospheric rendering makes it appear as yellow.
A third of the human population sneezes when they look at the Sun. Light can signal the ocular nerve near the sinuses and triggers a sneeze.
The Sun and Moon appear to be the same size because the moon is 400 times smaller than the Sun, but 400 times closer to Earth.
According to a study by the National Science Foundation, only half of Americans believe in evolution, and one in 4 don't know that the Earth orbits the Sun.
It takes a photon 170,000 years to travel from the core of the Sun to the surface, but only 8 minutes to travel the rest of the way to Earth.
According to a 2011 poll, 32% of Russians believe that the Sun orbits Earth.
The sun puts out more power in 1 second than mankind has ever used within human existence.
The last time that the Sun was in its current position in space around the Milky Way, dinosaurs ruled the Earth.