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The Sun is huge. The Sun is tiny! It all depends on what we are comparing it with.

 
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The Sun is the largest object in the solar system. A small part of it can be seen in this collection of images of the planets.

 
 

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If you like numbers, the Sun's diameter is 1,392,000 km.

 
         
 

Image showing the Sun and Earth to scale, but not the distance between them.
IIustration showing the Sun and Earth to scale, but not the distance between them. Credit: Nasa

 

To explore how big the Sun is compared to the Earth check out the comparing the size of the Sun to Earth page.

 

 

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