Don’t worry, you probably won’t. However the energy particles pouring out of the sun are increasing every day as the sun is now at its peak of seismic activity. The magnetic poles, North and South are about to shift any day, maybe right this very second. Did you feel anything yet?
Our source of all life in our solar system, our sun, is very close to shifting its North Pole and South Pole. Weird to think about, but the Stanford scientists that have watched the last four “pole shifts” tell us not to worry. It happens about every eleven years. Here’s a quickie two minute video from Stanford explaining it. http://youtu.be/2kEYo61EHog
If you ever wondered how big the sun is, let me give you and easy answer. You can fit One Million earths inside it. You have to let that figure soak in a bit.
While we’re thinking of big, how about the heat? How hot is it? Well, the outside, which we call the photosphere, is 10,000 degrees Farenheit. Move to the core and the temperature goes up to 27 million degrees. In simpler terms, it’s 40,000 times hotter than boiling water. Simple? That’s not even comprehensible to me.
It’s very far away, too. It takes over eight minutes for the sunlight to get to us on earth. In case you want to make the non-stop airplane flight it would take 26 years to go the 95 million miles. We, the earth, and the sun are about the same age, 4.6 billion years old. The sun has enough fuel to burn for another 5 billion years. Then it will only have helium left to burn and it will expand into a Red Giant. It will swallow up Venus, Mercury and probably us guys, too. Damn, it was good knowing you Mother Earth. Then our Mr. Sun will shrink into a White Dwarf.
My son and the sun always had a strange connection. My youngest, Troy, would sneeze every time he looked at the sun. I discovered it was called a photic sneeze response. Many people have this mixed up trigeminal nerve. That nerve is supposed to recognize irritations in the nose, but it lies close to the optic nerve. Sometimes it is not wired correctly and an irritation like the sun or an extra bright light causes the trigeminal nerve to fire the “sneeze” reflex.
Closing beautiful words about the sun from Elton:
Don’t let the sun go down on me
Although I search myself, it’s always someone else I see
I’d just allow a fragment of your life to wander free
But losing everything is like the sun going down on me