Beyond the ozone layer of our Earth, there are many planets and stars but the relationship in our solar system we will be focusing on is the Sun, Earth and Moon.
You see the relationship between the Sun, Earth and Moon is very important as they play a vital role in our lives.
This is the moon. The moon is a large rock that orbits planet Earth and is Earth's only permanent natural satellite. From Earth to the moon the distance is 384 400 kilometres and the moon's radius 1 737 kilometres. The moons orbital period is 27 days. The moon was formed 4.6 billion years ago! The moon is the second brightest thing in our sky following after the sun.
This is our sun. The sun is actually a star in the centre of our universe. The Sun is by far the most critical energy source for Earth. The radius of our sun is approximately 695 508 kilometres and the distance to Earth from the sun is around about 149.6 million kilometres. Our sun is a large hot ball of hot plasma and gas which means the suns surface temperature is 5 778 degrees. Did you know that the sun contains 99.86% of the mass in the solar system?
This is the Planet Earth. Most of you would know a lot about this planet as it is the planet we live on. The population on earth is 7.53 billion people (2017). That's a lot of people! Believe it or not, Earth is the only planet that currently supports organisms and species of life.
This diagram shows the stages of the moon throughout the process
As you can see from the whiteboard behind me the relationship between the earth, sun and moon is vital to our earth. You can also see once they are put together they make a connection towards each other.
The relationship between the earth, sun and moon is extremely important. This is because as the earth spins around the sun it makes a year completing each day with the help of the moon. As the earth is rotating around itself half of it faces the sun the other facing the moon. The half facing the sun is the half that has the day the other part facing the moon is having their night.