Where does the sun go at night?Asked on: Sep 13, 2023 06:59 PM
Well, it's not like the sun has a secret hideout it sneaks off to when we're not looking. The sun is actually always shining, but we can't always see it because of the way our Earth spins. Imagine you're playing with a toy car on a round table. If you spin the table, there will be times when the car is facing you (daytime) and times when it's not (nighttime). It's the same thing with the Earth and Sun!
During the day, our part of Earth is facing towards the Sun which means we get to enjoy its light and warmth. But as Earth spins on its axis (imagine an invisible line running from North to South pole), our part of Earth slowly turns away from the Sun and towards space. This is when we experience night.
The Sun hasn't gone anywhere, though! It’s still right there in space, doing its sunny thing - burning gas and sending out light and heat. But because our part of Earth is now facing away from it, we can't see its light or feel its warmth until we spin back around again. So remember, just because you can't see something doesn't mean it's not there - like cookies in a cookie jar!Learn more about day and night