Sun Earth Relationship
One of the trickiest, yet most important, Astronomy concepts for children to understand is the Earth-Moon-Sun relationship. The idea of rotation. The earth moves two ways. It spins and it moves around the sun. The spinning of the earth is called rotation. It takes the earth abut 24 hours, or one day, to make. Earth, unlike some other planets, only has one moon. but it looks awesome! Luna and the Earth have a very special relationship because of gravity. Luna's.
The Sun is only one of millions and millions of stars in the Galaxy. We see it as a large round red ball only because we are much closer to the Sun than to any of the other stars.
Other stars may be larger, brighter, smaller or fainter than our Sun but they are so very far away that we only see them as points of light in the night sky. The Earth is one of nine planets that orbit round the Sun in what we call the Solar System.
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Solar is the adjective from Sun and comes from the Latin word for Sun — sol, which also gives us the French soleil. The Sun measures 2, miles 4. The Sun is The Sun is bigger than can really be imagined, over one million times bigger than the Earth. This measurement is taken as one Astronomical Unit and is how we measure distances in our Solar System Like all stars, the Sun is composed of a great burning ball of gases.
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It is made of The burning heat of the Sun The Sun has six layers. Around the core is the radiative zone, which carries the energy out from the core. It takes about 8 minutes for the sunlight to be seen on the earth after it has left the Sun.
These are too faint to be normally seen against the much brighter photosphere but they can be seen on a very dull day or during a solar eclipse Look at figures 2 and 3.
In very bright weather it is dangerous to look directly at the Sun without protective glasses.
Figure 2 The Sun's corona - the hazy bright area around the Sun, seen on an overcast day. One turn equals one day on Earth. Then, I turned in a circle as I walked around Lily the Sun. The Earth orbits the Sun in one year. As it orbits the Sun, it rotates, too. Next, we added in the Moon Aiden.
The Moon rotates and orbits around the Earth. The Earth-Moon system goes around the Sun. It was a fun, dizzying illustration. Sun and Moon Investigation You can simulate a solar eclipse and lunar eclipse in your own house.
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The small ball represents the Moon. And the flashlight plays the role of the sun. Create a Solar Eclipse Shine the flashlight on the Earth large ball. Notice the light lands on the ball. Predict what will happen when the Moon travels between the Sun and the Earth.
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Place the Moon small ball in between the Sun and the Earth. The Moon blocks the Sun. This is a solar eclipse. Aiden and I first did this activity when he was 4. Watch Lily now at age 3 help me with the video below. Play a Planet Board Game to learn about the planets. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and get exclusive science explorations for young scientists in each issue.
This post was originally published on July 9,