The Morning Sun, photographed by millions, immortilised in song, admired by all.
The power of the sun gives us life, it gives our planet warmth and provides light and energy for all of us. Here we have the Sun peeking over the light house at Byron Bay.
The Sun is the most prominent feature in our solar system. It is the largest object and contains approximately 98% of the total solar system mass. Solar energy is created deep within the core of the Sun. It is here that the temperature (15,000,000° C; 27,000,000° F) and pressure (340 billion times Earth’s air pressure at sea level) is so intense that nuclear reactions take place. This reaction causes four protons or hydrogen nuclei to fuse together to form one alpha particle or helium nucleus. The alpha particle is about .7 percent less massive than the four protons. The difference in mass is expelled as energy and is carried to the surface of the Sun, through a process known as convection, where it is released as light and heat. Energy generated in the Sun’s core takes a million years to reach its surface. Every second 700 million tons of hydrogen are converted into helium ashes. In the process 5 million tons of pure energy is released;