UCSB Science Line
Sponge Spicules Nerve Cells Galaxy Abalone Shell Nickel Succinate X-ray Lens Lupine
UCSB Science Line
How it Works
Ask a Question
Search Topics
Our Scientists
Science Links
Contact Information
Is our sun stationary in space?
Question Date: 2017-08-26
Answer 1:

What a great question! The sun is actually rotating just like the earth does but takes about 30 days to do a full rotation (compared to on earth where 1 rotation is equal to 1 day). Also on top of that, our solar system (the sun and all the planets) are in an orbit in the much bigger Milky Way Galaxy which holds many stars. So yes, the sun is moving and is not stationary in space.

Hope that helps!
Thank you,

Click Here to return to the search form.

University of California, Santa Barbara Materials Research Laboratory National Science Foundation
This program is co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and UCSB School-University Partnerships
Copyright © 2020 The Regents of the University of California,
All Rights Reserved.
UCSB Terms of Use