I can identify the sun as a star.
What is the closest star to the earth?
How many stars are in our solar system?
And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.
The Sun is a star at the center of our solar system. It is a huge ball of hot gases, mainly hydrogen and helium. Light and heat from the Sun helps us and all living things on Earth.
What shape are the stars?
- Two-dimensional circles
It may be difficult to comprehend at first that the sun, which warms our planet during the day, is the same or even smaller and dimmer than many of the tiny distant dots of light we see in the night sky. Our sun is an average, medium-sized star. It appears to us to be a different type of object because it is much, much closer to the Earth than any of the other stars we can see. Our sun is the only star in our solar system. Eight planets orbit around it. All of these planets and our sun are closer in distance to the Earth than any other stars we see at night.
What do you think might happen to Earth's water if it were closer to the sun, further away?