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Published on Apr 16, 2016
When it comes to the temperature of the Sun we have to break it down into a few different parts because there are dramatic differences in heat depending on what part of the Sun we're discussing. Subscribe: https://youtube.com/c/allourquestions...
Even though the Sun is around 93 million miles away from the Earth and it takes about 8 minutes for the heat to arrive here, it can still get extremely hot here on our home planet. But what about the Sun itself?
If you break the Sun down into sections the heat changes dramatically between the different sections. For example, the core of the Sun, where the heat originates, is much hotter than the convective zone but as the heat travels through the Sun it gets cooler like you think it would.
However, once the heat gets into the Suns atmosphere it goes through through the roof even though it was a lot cooler on the surface.
A breakdown of the Sun's heat:
Core: 27 million degrees (f) / 15 million degrees (c)
Convective zone: 3.5 million degrees (f) / 2 million degress (c)