Sun Articles

Here at the Almanac, we have long believed that solar activity can influence weather here on Earth... read more
Enjoy our special March Equinox 2016 Show this weekend! Celebrate spring’s earliest arrival since... read more
Coming up next week is the Blood Moon. Also called the MegaMoon. Or, the Mega Harvest Moon. Or, the... read more
Look up! You can see the biggest somersault in the solar system. The sun is in the middle of a... read more
Have you ever noticed that on an overcast day the sun will often break through the clouds close to ... read more
The aurora borealis or northern lights is one of nature's most dazzling events. Shimmering curtains... read more
When is the next total eclipse of the Sun? See our dates when the total solar eclipse is visible... read more
The Old Farmer's Almanac uses sunspot activity to help in making its weather predictions. What... read more
The Sun is Hotter Than Hot! The Sun's temperature varies over time and throughout these seven... read more
The Sun Has a Lot of Pull! The Sun makes up more than 99 percent of the total mass of the solar... read more
The Sun Moves Ver-r-r-y Slowly The Sun is the center of our solar system, but it doesn't stay in... read more
The Sun Is a Huge Ball of Energy The Sun is about 865,000 miles in diameter. That's as wide as... read more
The Sun Is Really Far Away The Sun is about 93 million miles away from Earth. The actual distance... read more
What's the Sun made of? It's not solid. The Sun is composed of plasma, a material made from... read more
The Sun is one of 100 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy. Scientists estimate that the Sun is... read more
What is the influence of solar activity on the weather? Dr. Richard Head, who was the weather... read more