How hot is the sun?Asked on: Sep 13, 2023 05:43 PM
Well, kiddo, imagine the hottest day you've ever experienced. Now multiply that by a gazillion! Just kidding, but the Sun is really, really hot. It's so hot that it's hard for us to even picture it. The core of the Sun - which is like its heart - can reach temperatures of 27 million degrees Fahrenheit (15 million degrees Celsius). That's hotter than a marshmallow roasting on a campfire!
The surface of the Sun isn't as hot as its core, but it's still pretty toasty. It reaches temperatures of around 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit (5,500 degrees Celsius). If you think about it, that's hotter than most things on Earth! Even lava from a volcano is 'cooler' than that.
But remember kids, never try to touch the sun or even look at it directly! It's not like touching a warm cookie out of the oven or looking at a shiny gold coin. The Sun is so bright and hot that it can hurt your eyes and skin. Always wear sunscreen and sunglasses when you're out in the sun!Reference: NASA Space Place