Sun questions This is a list of recently added questions about Sun. Which chemical element has been named after the Sun?Helium was first discovered in 1868 as the unexpected line in the spectrum of the chromosphere of the Sun - and so it was named after the Greek word Helios (Sun).Created by: Shankar Kumareasy 70% GoldGold1163HeliumHelium3811OxygenOxygen86PhosphorusPhosphorus345elements riddles » When is the Sun directly overhead (at the zenith) in Rome?Never. Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn mark the northernmost and southernmost latitudes at which the sun may be seen directly overhead. Since the whole Europe is north of Tropic of Cancer, it is impossible to see sun at the zenith there.Created by: Софияhard 56% 21th of June21th of June292420th of March and 22 of September20th of March and 22 of September196916th of August16th of August920NeverNever7412astronomy riddles » In which month is the Earth closest to the Sun?In January. Earth's perihelion occurs around January 3, and the aphelion around July 4. The distance change is about 3.5%, which gives 6.9% increase in solar energy reaching the Earth at perihelion relative to aphelion. Since the southern hemisphere is tilted toward the perihelion, the southern hemisphere receives more energy from the Sun than does the northern over the course of a year. Created by: globalquiz.orghard 46% in Januaryin January4351in Marchin March610in Junein June2934there is no differencethere is no difference1372hard simple questions riddles » What is larger on the sky: the Moon or the Sun? (by apparent size)Sometimes the Moon, sometimes the Sun. The Moon's orbit is elliptical, and its apparent diameter varies by 10%. This is why both total eclipses (if the Moon is larger) and annular eclipses (if the Sun is larger) happen.Created by: pan Krzyżówkahard 44% the Sunthe Sun1479the Moonthe Moon1763both are identicalboth are identical1044sometimes the Moon, sometimes the Sunsometimes the Moon, sometimes the Sun3431Moon riddles » How long does it take the sunlight to reach the Earth?8 minutes. The distance from Earth to the Moon is 1.2 light seconds. The distance to the nearest star (Proxima Centauri) is 5.46 years.Created by: Hitter smasheraverage 69% 3 seconds3 seconds20991 minute1 minute8948 minutes8 minutes91221 hour1 hour963light riddles » Play astronomy quiz and see all the questions.