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Sunsets Quiz


  1. What is the Latin meaning for Solstice?
  2. What is the longest day of the year?
  3. Summer occurs during June, July & August of each year. T or F
  4. During the summer the Earth is closer to the sun. T or F
  5. The sun is hotter during the summer than the rest of the year. T or F
  6. The sun is an ordinary star only larger. T or F
  7. In the South Pole, the sun doesn't set at all in October or November.
    T or F
  8. What is the shortest day of the year?
  9. What is solar power?
  10. How old is the sun?
  11. Sol is the name the ancient Romans gave to the sun and their sun god.
    T or F
  12. What is a solar eclipse?
  13. Where is the hottest place in the world? What is the average annual temperature there?
  14. Sundown is another word for sunset. T or F
  15. What does the word "sundowner" mean?
  16. What is the diameter of the sun?
  17. How many km is the sun away from earth? (Hint: think BIG!)
  18. How many earths can fit inside the sun?
  19. How long does it take for the sun to spin around once?
  20. What is the temperature (approx.) at the core of the sun?


  1. Stand still
  2. June 21st
  3. True (if you are located in Northern Hemisphere)
  4. True (if you are located in Southern Hemisphere)
  5. False
  6. True
  7. True
  8. December 22nd (winter solstice)
  9. Electricity generated from the sun
  10. Approximately 4-1/2 billion years old
  11. True
  12. When the sun's light is blocked by the moon so the sun seems to disappear when viewed from here on earth
  13. Dallol, Ethiopia (East Africa) 94 degrees F (34.4 C)
  14. True
  15. Sundowner refers to a man who arrives just in time to miss the work, but eat the food!
  16. Around 1.4 million km
  17. 150 million km
  18. One million (approx.)
  19. 27.4 days
  20. 20. 15 million degrees Celsius. (the coolest part is a mere 6000 degrees Celsius)


today's sunset time is...
9:14 pm

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