Discover sun facts! Besides sharing my knowledge of health and skin care, I am an amateur astronomer too. I’ve seen live sun images through a telescope with a special solar filter. I could go into details about the sun; sun spots, solar flares, etc...but for this website, I will stick to the basics.
The sun is a great burning ball of gases. It is a medium sized star closest in proximity to Earth. It is over one
million times bigger than the Earth and 27 million degrees at
its core. Light from the sun takes approximately 8 minutes to reach Earth. CAUTION! You should never look at the sun directly! NEVER at ANYTIME! You should never look at the sun through a telescope without a special solar filter. The powerful sun could literally blind a person, when looking through a telescope, without a special solar filter. Life on Earth can not exist without light and energy from the sun. The very powerful sun has benefits and dangers. Understand them well.
Solar and Lunar Eclipses Worldwide - Next 10 Years
There are different ways to view a solar eclipse, safely. As mentioned before, never look at the sun directly. NEVER look at the sun during a partial or full eclipse without certified solar eclipse sunglasses or solar filter. Regular sunglasses will not protect your eyes during an eclipse. Unprotected eyes could be permanently damaged or even blinded by the powerful sun. Discover some advice and safety tips, from the American Astronomical Society, for safe solar eclipse viewing.
During a solar eclipse birds and other animals will become silent preparing for the night. The temperature will drop approximately 10 degrees or more. The winds will calm. Since the sky will darken, stars and planets will be visible to the naked eye.
SUN FACTS and PROTECTION - Homemade Skin Care
— SUNSCREEN: Check your sunscreen for toxic chemicals. Sunscreens with toxic chemicals can increase the risk of skin cancer. “Natural” commercial sunscreens may have toxic chemicals. Chemicals to avoid suggested by Mercola: para aminobenzoic acid, octylo salicylate, avobenzone, oxybenzone, cinoxate, padimate o, dioxybenzone, phenylbenzimidazole, homosalate, sulisobenzone, methyl anthranilate, trolamine salicylate, ocotocrylene. Consider making your own homemade sunblock, natural and non-toxic.
— SUNBURN RELIEF: Avoid using commercial products with manufactured toxic chemicals, soothe sunburns naturally. Try aloe vera gel, kukui oil, cocoa butter or shea butter. Green tea in sunscreens reduces sun damage, wrinkles, dark spots and inflammation.
— PROTECTIVE WEAR: Wear wrap around polarized sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection. Wear a hat visor or cap to shade the face. Wear long sleeved shirts to reduce skin from sun exposure.
— ANTIOXIDANT FOODS/DRINKS: Antioxidants are the body’s friend. They seek out and destroy free radicals that cause havoc on the body.
Eat antioxidant foods with natural vitamin c, e, beta-carotene, zinc or selenium. Drink green tea instead of sodas. Green tea is rich with antioxidants that attack free radicals. Drink approx. 8 glasses of water, 8 oz. size, a day to keep skin cells moisturized. Water replenishes skin tissue, moisturizes, increases skin elasticity, flushes out toxins, improves blood circulation, increases energy and helps provide a natural, youthful, radiant, complexion. Add a slice of lemon to your drinking water. Lemon water is a natural acne-fighting drink.
FUN with the SUN - Cute Sun Images and Fun Activities for Kids
Sun coloring pages are fun activities for kids. Color or decorate cute images of the sun. Use beads, sparkles, buttons, sequence or anything you’d like to add to your creation. Hang your artistic creation(s) around the house, frame them or give as homemade gifts. Kids can be proud of their artistic creations. Find more sun facts and fun trivia too!
SUN ART for SALE - Find Beautiful Sun Images