Sun Quiz

How long does it take Sunlight to reach the Earth?

1 millisecond
8.3 minutes
1 minute
9.5 minutes

Does the Sun rotate like the Planets?


How old is the Sun?

3.5 Million years
6000 years
102 Billion years
4.6 Billion years

How far is the Sun from the Earth in Astronomical Units?

8.3 AU
1 AU
0.5 AU
100 AU

What is the Sun mostly made up of?

Hydrogen and Helium

Which reaction produces the energy in the Sun?

Thermonuclear Fission
Nuclear Decay
Thermonuclear Fusion

What type of Star is the Sun?

White Dwarf
Red Giant
Red Dwarf
Yellow Dwarf

What is the colour of the Sun?


What are the atmospheric layers of the Sun?

Photosphere, Chromosphere and Solar Corona
Photosphere, Thermosphere and Ionosphere
Thermosphere, Ionosphere and Troposphere
Core, Radiation zone and Convection Zone

Which is the Visible surface of the Sun?

Transition Region

When is the Solar Corona visible?

During Sunrise
During Total Lunar Eclipse
During Sunset
During Total Solar Eclipse

What are the black spots on the Sun?

Sun Spots
Solar Prominence
Solar Storms
Sun Flares

Which Solar activity ejects plasma and magnetic field into the Space?

Solar Prominence
Solar flare
Solar Wind
Coronal Mass Ejections

What is a Solar Flare?

Light from the Corona
An intense burst of radiation
A stream of charged particles
A large bright loop made up of gas

What are the stream of charged particles released from Corona called?

Solar Flares
Solar wind
Solar Prominence
Solar Storms

What are the large loop like structures on the Sun's surface?

Solar Ring
Solar Prominence
Solar Flash
Solar Loop

What will the Sun become when there isn't enough Hydrogen in its core?

Red Giant
It will just explode
Red Dwarf
Yellow Giant

What will happen to the Sun after the Red Giant phase?

It will become a Black Star
It will become a White Dwarf
It will become a Compact Star
It will explode