Solar System Images

At the center of our solar system is our Sun, a massive ball of hot plasma and magnetic storms. If you take all the mass of our solar system it would almost equal that of the Sun. Our Sun is approximately 150 million kilometers from Earth and it takes her light 8 minutes, 19 seconds to arrive to reach us. The Moon, on the other hand, is approximately 384,000 kilometers from Earth. What is truly amazing is that both the Moon and the Sun have the same apparent size in our sky which makes for such beautiful solar eclipses.