• Question: how hot is the sun and how big??????

    Asked by persionsupreme to Anil, Blanka, Cees, Emma, Mike on 3 Jul 2012. This question was also asked by edward321.
    • Photo: Emma Trantham

      Emma Trantham answered on 3 Jul 2012:

      The sun is 1400 000 km from side to side if you go through the middle (that’s 1.4million km)!

      On the surface it is 6000 degrees C (to give you a comparison, water boils at 100 degrees C)

      The core of the sun is 15 000 000 degrees C (that’s 15 million degrees C!)