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  • Nehal

    May 22, 2021 at 10:25 pm
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    What is the sun?

    The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is a nearly perfect sphere of hot plasma, heated to incandescence by nuclear fusion reactions in its core, radiating the energy mainly as visible light and infrared radiation. It is the biggest star in our solar system. It is very essential for the survival of our society. Without it, we would all freeze to death. It is the biggest star in our solar system. The Sun is the reason why our planet earth is habitable.*

    What is the moon?

    The Moon is Earth’s only natural satellite. At about one-quarter the diameter of Earth, it is the largest natural satellite in the Solar System relative to the size of its planet, the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System overall, and is larger than any dwarf planet. The gravity on the moon is different as compared to earth. It is only 1/6th powerful as compared to the gravity of the earth. The moon is inhabitable as it does not has necessary features like water, oxygen, etc.*

    The reason why the sun and moon don’t come together is moon does not has its independent light. Moon is just a rock. The light which the moon gets is from the sun. The moon gets lost in the daytime because of the bright light. At times we also see the sun and moon together in the morning hours and also sometimes in the evening. There are times when the sun and moon come together and that is known as solar eclipse. The earth rotates around the sun once a year and it spins around the axis once a day. But when we see it from earth it seems like the sun orbits us. And that is the reason why the sun rises from the east and sets in the west.

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