Fun Space Facts for Children: The Sun

Sun Image

The Sun:  The Star of the Solar System!

Name:  Our Sun’s name is a bit of a mystery! Some think it came from the Old English word Sunne, but no-one knows how that word came to be used.  Others believe the word is derived from the Latin word for Sun, which is Sol.

Diameter:  864,938 miles (1,392,000km)

Temperature:  10,000 degrees Fahrenheit; 5537.78 degrees Celsius.  And that’s just scratching the surface!  The core burns at almost 30 million degrees Fahrenheit; 16666648.89 degrees Celsius!

Fun Sun Facts: The Sun is made up of gases, mainly hydrogen, helium and oxygen.  It is also made up of small amounts of neon, iron, silicon, magnesium and sulfur.

Our Sun is the only star in our solar system.  That makes its unique, because most solar systems have at least two stars.  And like the star she is, all the planets revolve around her blazing presence!

Next post: Fun facts about the planet Mars.

Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace,’ and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.’ These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space, (for children ages 5-9).

Ever wondered if aliens exist?  What if one needed your help?  Would you travel into outer space?  For the adventures…of a lifetime!

New – Book Two: Amelia. the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Amelia the Venutons cover with text

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

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Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

Amelia the Moochins 8-15

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

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For a limited period read the book for FREE on KINDLE. Click here for more information

“Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children

You can read the first few chapters, FOR FREE, of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace.’  Simply click on the link below:


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