The Sun Quiz

Can you answer these questions related to the Sun?
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Last updated: December 22, 2020
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What model indicates that the Sun is the center of the solar system?
Heliocentrism
What Polish astronomer postulated that model?
Nicolaus Copernicus
The sun is currently a yellow dwarf. What type of star will it become in
about 5 billion years?
Red Giant
What is the closest planet to the Sun?
Mercury
Who was the ancient Egyptian sun god?
Ra
What country is the "Land of the Rising Sun"?
Japan
What is the term for the distance between the Earth and the Sun?
Astronomical Unit
What is the fourth state of matter – which the sun is made of it?
Plasma
What is the name of the aura of the above that surrounds the Sun?
Corona
Through what process does the sun turn hydrogen into helium?
Nuclear Fusion
What is the name of the day in which the sun is directly over the Earth's equator?
Equinox
What French king was called the "Sun King"?
Louis XIV
In what civilization was Inti the god of sun?
Inca
In what city is it "always sunny" in an American sitcom?
Philadelphia
What is the name of the sudden flash of increased brightness that happens in the sun?
Solar Flare
In what city is the Sunset Boulevard famous for its "strip" of nightclubs?
Los Angeles
What huge country has the most installed solar capacity per capita in the world?
Australia
By what musical act is the song "Here Comes the Sun"?
The Beatles
What film festival in Park City, Utah is promoted by Robert Redford?
Sundance
What Christian Bale movie is about the Japanese invasion of Shanghai – based on
the 1894 novel by J. G. Ballard?
Empire of the Sun
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