Facts About the Sun Coloring Pages

Today we have 10 interesting facts about the sun organized in fun printable facts about the sun coloring pages.

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? Well, get ready because we’re going to have so much fun with our sun facts coloring pages.

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

Free printables sun facts coloring pages

There are thousands of stars in the universe, but the Sun is the closest star to Earth and the only one in our solar system. It’s no surprise kids of all ages want to learn about it all the time! The Sun is 149.6 million km from Earth, and is really, really old – 4.603 billion years old, to be exact.

But those are not the only cool facts about the sun. We have 10 fun facts about the sun for kids in printable fun facts for kids coloring pages (explore the sun with science for kids worksheet) that you don’t want to miss.

Let’s start with what we will need to color these coloring sheets…

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This coloring page is sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.

10 Facts about the sun

  • The sun is a star composed primarily of two gases, hydrogen, and helium. 
  • The Sun has a diameter of 870,000 miles (1.4 million kilometers). 
  • One million Earths could fit inside the Sun. 
  • 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.
  • The energy created by the Sun’s core is nuclear fusion. 
  • The sun travels at 483,000 miles per hour (792,000 km/hr)!
  • It takes eight minutes for light to reach Earth from the Sun. 
  • 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.
  • Temperatures inside the Sun can reach 15 million degrees Celsius. 
  • The Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis are caused by the interaction of solar winds with the Earth’s atmosphere.

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How many of these facts about the sun did you know about?

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What was your favorite fact about the sun? Mine was the one about the northern lights!

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