Our sun is a yellow dwarf star, a hot sphere of burning gases. It is 27 million degrees F. at the core. Composed of 71% hydrogen and 27% helium, the sun rotates on its axis about once a month.

It is one of billions of other similar stars spread across our Miky Way Galaxy. We are located in the Orion Spur of the Sagittarius arm, orbiting the galactic center at an average of 450,000 miles per hour. The Biblical record states that it was created on the fourth day of Creation to light up the day on the earth. The sun is about 864,000 miles across and about 93 million miles away from us.

The gravity of the sun holds all the objects in our solar system in their places. Its magnetic field and electrically charged gases affect everything around us. Our seasons, weather, and climate depend on its influence. It takes only about 8 minutes for light from the sun to reach the earth.

Source: Dunford, Bill. "Sun: In Depth." NASA. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2016.