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The surface temperature of the sun is about 5,800 kelvins. The temperature at the core of the sun is at least 15,000,000 kelvins. Most of the sun's constituent particles at the surface are gaseous atoms, as no liquid or ... More »

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The sun is a very large thermonuclear furnace where hydrogen is converted into helium at temperatures in the millions of degrees. It formed during the early period of the solar system, as gas and dust fell toward a commo... More »

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The sun does not have a single uniform temperature. Instead, the sun exhibits multiple temperatures from the core to the corona, with a range of over 25 million degrees Fahrenheit. More »

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If the sun stopped shining, the surface temperature of the Earth would drop by a factor of two approximately every two months, according to Cornell University imprint website Ask an Astronomer. This means that the temper... More »

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The core is the hottest part of the sun, and it has a temperature of more than 15 million degrees Kelvin. The second hottest part of the sun is its outermost layer, the corona, which has a temperature in excess of 2 mill... More »

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The temperature at the sun's surface is approximately 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Moving towards the core of the sun, the temperature increases significantly to about 27,000,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Pressure at the core is... More »

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Once the sun touches the horizon, it takes approximately 2 to 3 minutes to go below the horizon. This is dependent on several factors, including latitude, time of year and atmospheric thickness. More »

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