How Long Does it Take Sunlight to Reach the Earth?

Light travels from the Sun to the Earth in about 8 minutes and 19 seconds. While it only takes 8 minutes and 19 seconds for the light from the surface of the sun to reach us, it actually takes about 10,000-170,000 years for a photon to travel from the core of the sun to the surface.

The Sun

The Sun is a huge ball of incandescent plasma at the center of our Solar System. It accounts for more than 99.86% of the mass of the Solar System, and provides all the energy we need for life here on Earth. Ancient civilizations, such as the Romans worshiped the Sun because they saw it as something that brought life. It was given various names such as Sol by the Romans and Helios by the Greeks. And perhaps that worship was reasonable, for without the Sun, life on Earth just wouldn’t be possible.

The Rahu and Ketu

In Vedic astrology Rahu and Ketu are known as two invisible planets and they are strong enemies of the Sun and the Moon. Rahu and Ketu are actually the astronomical points in the sky respectively called the north and south lunar nodes. The places of intersection where the Moon`s path meet the Sun`s path is…

The Surya Namaskara – Sun Salutation

A well-known Hindu mode of worship of Surya is done at the rising of the Sun, known as Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation). Ten yogic postures are assumed in successive flowing movements to complete one namaskar. Twelve sacred Hindu mantras uttered and for each mantra one complete namaskar is done. Ancient practice is to do 108…

The Sura Dev – the maker of day

Surya (Sun God) is the chief solar deity in Hinduism.In Hindu religious literature, Surya is notably mentioned as the visible form of God that one can see every day.Surya is the son of Sage Kashyapa and Aditi.He has two wives Samnja and Chaya.Surya is, the ruler of the worlds, who is crowned with rays, who…

The Sun Temple, Modhera, Gujarat, India – Built in 1026 AD

The Sun Temple, Modhera, Gujarat, India. Built in 1026 AD by a king, the temple is very well preserved and depicts an essence of ancient architecture, which is indeed unique. The temple complex comprises three elements: a big water reservoir, a pillared hall and the main temple.Indian traditional art is famous for the erotic motifs,…