Does The Sun Shines All 8 Planets

Around the Sun in all directions poured rays and spread to all eight planets in orbits. However, depending on the distance, the planet gets more or less light. This will be clearer if you look at a far stars. Most of the stars in the night sky is big and bright as our sun, and has a more glossy. But because of the great distance, their light is too weak to shed light on Earth.

Mercury – closest to sun

In the sky of the planet closest to the Sun, Mercury, the Sun is huge and looks three times higher than when viewed from Earth. By day, its surface can be blindingly bright. But the sky is black and even then, because Mercury has almost no atmosphere that repelled and wasted sunlight (similar to Earth’s natural satellite, the Moon). As the sun heats the rocky landscape of Mercury, temperatures can jump up to 427 ° C. At night, however, the smooth heat radiates into space, and the temperature drops to -183 ° C.

Sun shines on all planetsVenus – greenhouse effect

Venus, the second planet from the sun, enveloped by the atmosphere made up mainly of gaseous carbon dioxide. In this atmosphere flying thick stinking clouds of sulfuric acid. They made every day on Venus cloudy. Although Venus is distant from the Sun than Mercury, the temperature on its surface also be higher. This is due to the greenhouse effect. Carbon dioxide prevents heat to leave the planet, such as a greenhouse keeps plants warm. Therefore, the temperature on Venus is around 482 ° C. You can read here lot about Venus

Mars – light at noon

After Earth, the third planet, comes Mars. On it is the apparent size of the Sun to a third less than on Earth. The amount of light that comes to it is three times smaller than the one that shines on Earth. Weakened light still has to make its way through the dusty red skies, often filled with dark red ground which raise the storm winds. However, over the year the temperature may reach a similar temperature as the Earth, 17 ° C, and at noon on Mars can be very light. Read about Dust Storm On Mars.

Rest of planets

Sun and planetsAfter Mars are huge planets, composed mainly of gas – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. All four are covered with dense clouds. On each of the four outer planets of the solar system, the sun seems less and less, and its brightness weaker.

For example, on Jupiter Sun appears five times less than on Earth, and Jupiter receives twenty-five times less light and heat than Earth. From the great height, from Jupiter’s clouds, we would saw a little pale sun. Read here more facts about Jupiter.

Although the sunlight on Saturn is even more weaker, there is enough to illuminate its enormous ring system, which are composed mainly of ice. The sunlight that hit them turns them into sparkling light circles. Depending on the tilt of Saturn to the Sun, these rings can cast a huge shadow on the surface of the planet blindfolded its southern half with even deeper darkness.

And finally, when viewed from a distant icy Pluto, by 2006 the ninth planet of the solar system, fact is that the sun is away cold light, at a distance of 5.9 billion kilometers. It looks like a very bright star in a dark sky and could hardly guess that this is Pluto sun.

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