Sun Articles

The darkest afternoon—our earliest sunset—is upon us. For most of us, the darkest day of winter... read more
Here at the Almanac, we have long believed that solar activity can influence weather here on Earth... read more
The space storms are coming! The space storms are coming! Call out Paul Revere! Hide the women and... read more
Everyone needs a hobby. On March 29, we saw the Sun’s newest hobby. It knit a “Magnetic Crochet”... read more
Most people noticed how hot July was back in 2012, but most people don’t realize how close we came... read more
Have you ever noticed your cat intently watching nothing? No matter how hard you look, there is... read more
“Having a blast” isn’t always a good thing. When you are talking about space weather, solar storms... read more
Here are 20 home remedies for minor sunburn treatment (where the skin is red or sore but not... read more
Get tips on how to survive summer heat. Take a moment to check our heat safety tips and the heat... read more
What are some of Earth's greatest sky events? Here's the Almanac's take on the most spectacular,... read more
The aurora borealis or northern lights is one of nature's most dazzling events. Shimmering curtains... read more
Mark these solar eclipse dates on your calendar so you don’t miss any of this century’s spectacles... 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
The UV Index chart tells you how quickly you will burn your skin without protection so that you can... read more
What is the influence of solar activity on the weather? Dr. Richard Head, who was the weather... read more