93 million miles away from earth

The sun is 330,000 times heavier than earth

The sun spins on its axis about once every 25 days

The sun is made of layers of bubbling hot gases

Gas is mostly hydrogen and some helium

The surface of Sun has huge explosions called flares

Storms on the sun’s surface can also throw huge bubbles of gas into the solar system

A solar eclipse is when the moon passes directly over the earth and blocks the sun’s light

A solar eclipse is rare because all three objects (sun, earth, moon) have to be in exactly the right places so the moon blocks the suns light and you see a shadow on the earth

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