Have you guys heard that the sun is going to be having eruptions that will be effecting the earth? It's true, I read an article that explains how the sun will omit hot flares of lava like energy that will cause a catastrophic collapse of all electronic equipment that uses satellites to operate. Some people still believe that the year 2012, will bring the end of the world. I for one remain optimistic, although I do believe that the U.S will see it's demise due to fault of their own. When a country seeks too much power, that is when they fall. Anyway, that topic has nothing to do with the sun, and it's amazing energy. When you look up at the daylight skies, you see the sun. The sun is bright, warm, and gives light to this world, and without the suns energy, we would be cold, it would be dark, and there would be no light whatsoever. This enormous mass seems close to earth, but as you and I know, that is not true at all. So, how far is the sun anyway? Well, according to NASA the sun is about twenty five thousand light years away from the center of the galaxy. Okay, so we know how far away the sun is from the earth right? How about all the energy that the sun gives off, where does that come from? To answer that question, I had to go to NASA once again, and what I learned was wicked cool. All the energy from the sun comes from what you call “nuclear fusion reactions”. This type of activity goes on from deep inside of the suns core. What happens next is pretty sweet too. Remember when I said that nuclear fusion reactions is what makes the suns energy? Well, what the reactions consists of is two nuclei that come together which in turn creates a new nucleus. Once this takes place, the fusion creates or makes energy by switching nuclear matter into energy. I told you what goes on inside the earths core is cool. How about this question, what does the earth and sun have in common? They are both magnetic. And if your wondering if the sun is a star, the answer is yes, it is. The sun is eight hundred, sixty four thousand miles in diameter, which is around one hundred times larger than the earth. Now that is a massive star. Anyway you look at it, the sun and the solar system is a pretty dynamic place that holds a lot of mystery, and unanswered questions. If you want to learn more about the sun, just click on the word “sun”, and you will be taken to NASA's website that is filled with all the information you need to learn about our sun. After you do that, you can tackle this tutorial on how to draw a sun with ease. I will be back with two more lessons for you guys, so sty tuned in. Peace peeps, and keep on learning, and drawing. Remember, knowledge is power, and it always will be.