Space Week: The Sun

Sunspots. Photo by NASA (Public domain)

Reported by Bea

The Sun is a star which is 148 million kilometres away. The Earth takes a year to travel around the Sun. The dark spots on the sun are called sunspots. Sunspots look darker because they are cooler than the rest of the sun. Plants need the light from the sun to make food to grow. An eclipse of the sun is when the moon covers the sun casting a shadow over part of the Earth. The sun seems so huge to us because it is the closest star to the Earth.

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