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 Kumaraverage 69% GoldGold2994HeliumHelium10125OxygenOxygen277PhosphorusPhosphorus1110elements 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 57% 21th of June21th of June508720th of March and 22 of September20th of March and 22 of September346416th of August16th of August1620NeverNever13521astronomy 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 44% in Januaryin January6460in Marchin March980in Junein June4765there is no differencethere is no difference2307hard 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 43% the Sunthe Sun2088the Moonthe Moon2600both are identicalboth are identical1675sometimes the Moon, sometimes the Sunsometimes the Moon, sometimes the Sun4861Moon 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 smashereasy 71% 3 seconds3 seconds31821 minute1 minute14128 minutes8 minutes149091 hour1 hour1451light riddles » Play astronomy quiz and see all the questions.