Today we are learning about the sun with our sun facts printable pages! Simply download & print the fun facts about the sun and have some fun while learning about the solar system. Our printable fun facts pdf includes two pages filled with sun pictures and facts about the sun that kids of all ages will enjoy at home or in the classroom.

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Let’s learn about the sun with these printable sun facts pages!

Free printable sun facts for Kids

There are many interesting facts about the sun! Click the green button to download and print the sun fun facts sheets now: 

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You probably already know the sun is the center of our solar system… But did you know the solar winds create the northern lights? Or that the sun is a type of star? We have 10 fun facts about the sun for kids in printable fun facts pages that you don’t want to miss.

10 Facts about the sun

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How many of these facts about the sun did you know about?
  1. The sun is a star composed primarily of two gases, hydrogen, and helium. 
  2. The Sun has a diameter of 870,000 miles (1.4 million kilometers). 
  3. One million Earths could fit inside the Sun. 
  4. The Sun will continue to burn for 130 million years, and it will continue expanding that at some point it’ll consume Mercury, Venus, and Earth.
  5. The energy created by the Sun’s core is nuclear fusion. 
  6. The sun travels at 483,000 miles per hour (792,000 km/hr)!
  7. It takes eight minutes for light to reach Earth from the Sun. 
  8. The Sun is halfway through its life, as it has burned off around half of its hydrogen stores, and can continue to burn for another 5 billion years.
  9. Temperatures inside the Sun can reach 15 million degrees Celsius. 
  10. The Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis are caused by the interaction of solar winds with the Earth’s atmosphere.

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