How Many Times Bigger Is the Sun Than the Earth?

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According to NASA, the sun’s diameter is approximately 100 times larger than the diameter of the earth. The earth would have to be lined up 100 times in order to stretch across the face of the sun.

Compared to the earth, the sun is enormous. The sun measures approximately 864,000 miles and it weighs about 333,333 times more than the earth. A million planets the size of the earth would fit inside a single start the size of the sun. The earth comes closest to the sun in the winter time in the northern hemisphere, and it is approximately 93 million miles from the sun to the earth.