# Approximately How Long Does Energy Take To Travel From The Core To The Surface Of The Sun?

## Approximately How Long Does Energy Take To Travel From The Core To The Surface Of The Sun??

But it can take 100 000 years from the core of the Sun to get to the surface — where it bursts out and flies at the speed of light. What’s going on? Well the density of the core is incredibly high — 150 times greater than water.Apr 24 2012

## How long does it take for energy from the Sun’s core to reach the top of the convective zone?

Although I’ve left all of the messy mathematics out I calculated that while traveling at the speed of light that photon would take about 264 years for a photon to travel from the core of the Sun to the Convection Zone.

## How does energy travel from the core of the Sun to the surface?

Energy is transported by convection in the outer regions of the Sun (the outer 30 percent or so). Energy is transported by radiative diffusion in the inner regions of the Sun (the inner 70 percent).

## How long does it take energy released in the core to make it out of the radiative zone?

170 thousand years

It takes over 170 thousand years for the energy released in the core of the Sun to get out of the radiation zone!

## How long does it take heat from the Sun’s core to reach Earth?

about 8 minutes and 20 seconds

Explanation: They travel at speed of light and takes about 8 minutes and 20 seconds to reach earths surface.

## How is energy transferred from the core of the Sun to its outer layers?

How is energy transferred from the core of the Sun to its outer layers? Energy radiates outward from the core as visible light. … Energy is radiated out from the core first then carried to the outer layers by convection.

## How is energy created in the core of the Sun?

The sun generates energy in its core in a process called nuclear fusion. During nuclear fusion the sun’s extremely high pressure and hot temperature cause hydrogen atoms to come apart and their nuclei (the central cores of the atoms) to fuse or combine. Four hydrogen nuclei fuse to become one helium atom.

## How long does it take the energy to leave the center of the sun and arrive at the photosphere?

But it can take 100 000 years from the core of the Sun to get to the surface — where it bursts out and flies at the speed of light.

## How does enormous energy get released from the sun?

The correct answer is Nuclear fusion. Sun can generate enormous energy due to a process called nuclear fusion. In this process high temperature and pressure in the core of the sun cause the nuclei to separate from their electrons. These hydrogen nuclei fuse to form one Helium atom releasing a large amount of energy.

## How much energy comes from the sun?

At any moment the sun emits about 3.86 x 1026 watts of energy. So add 24 zeros to the end of that number and you’ll get an idea of how unimaginably large an amount of energy that is! Most of that energy goes off into space but about 1.74 x 1017 watts strikes the earth.

## Why does it take so long for energy to travel through the radiative zone?

Energy travels through the radiation zone in the form of electromagnetic radiation as photons. Matter in a radiation zone is so dense that photons can travel only a short distance before they are absorbed or scattered by another particle gradually shifting to longer wavelength as they do so.

## How long does it take for energy produced in the core to reach the photosphere 400000 miles )?

Light from the sun takes a mere eight minutes to travel to Earth across nearly 100 million miles of empty space. But it takes 120 000 years to travel just 400 000 miles from its origin in the sun’s core to its surface.

## How is energy transferred in the convection zone?

In the convection zone energy is transported by the movement of the plasma or the hydrogen and the helium ions. Plasma churns vigorously transporting heat energy to the surface of the Sun through convection.

## How long does it take to travel to the Sun?

It would be faster to fly to the sun: It would take 169 090 hours to fly there at 550 miles per hour. It would take 7 045 days to fly there at 550 miles per hour.

## How fast does heat travel?

Heat radiation travels along a straight line. But it travels only through transparent such as glass water etc. Hence heat radiation travels at a speed of 3×108m/s.

## How does heat travel from the Sun?

Heat moves in three ways: Radiation conduction and convection. Radiation happens when heat moves as energy waves called infrared waves directly from its source to something else. This is how the heat from the Sun gets to Earth. … All of these kinds of waves contain a lot of energy.

## How energy travels outward from the core and is emitted from the sun include what happens in each layer of the sun?

Explain how energy travels outward from the core and is emitted from the Sun. Include what happens in each layer of the Sun. Gamma rays are produced in the core. They are then transferred by radiation through the radiative zone and converted to other types of photons.

## How long is a sun day ie how long for the sun to rotate on its axis )?

The Sun rotates on its axis once in about 27 days. This rotation was first detected by observing the motion of sunspots. The Sun’s rotation axis is tilted by about 7.25 degrees from the axis of the Earth’s orbit so we see more of the Sun’s north pole in September of each year and more of its south pole in March.

## What is the layer of the sun through which energy is transferred away from the core by radiation?

Unit 4 Lesson 3: The Sun
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radiative zone layer of the sun which energy is transferred away from the core by radiation
core very dense center of the sun
nuclear fusion process by which tow or more low-mass atomic nuclei fuse to form another heavier nucleus.
radiation when energy is transferred as electromagnetic waves

## How long does it take for a photon to exit the Sun?

Very approximately this means that to travel the radius of the Sun a photon will have to take (696 000 kilometers/1 centimeter)^2 = 5 x 10^21 steps. This will take 5×10^21 x 3 x10^-11 = 1.5 x 10^11 seconds or since there are 3.1 x 10^7 seconds in a year you get about 4 000 years.

## How long does it take light to escape the solar system?

The outer edge is estimated to be around 100 000 AU. So it would take around 140 hours to reach the edge of the solar system a photon emitted by the Sun if we take the inner edge of the Oort cloud.

## How long does it take for a neutrino to escape?

[+] With a radius of approximately 432 000 miles (~700 000 km) neutrinos take less than three seconds to exit the Sun from the time they are produced.

## How much energy is released by the sun per second?

The sun releases energy at a mass–energy conversion rate of 4.26 million metric tons per second which produces the equivalent of 384.6 septillion watts (3.846×1026 W).

## How long does it take the sun to deliver to Earth the total amount of energy humankind uses in a year?

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## How long does it take light to travel from the sun to Earth?

The Sun is 93 million miles away so sunlight takes 8 and 1/3 minutes to get to us.

## How long does it take a photon to go through the convection zone?

Although it may have taken the photons a million years to reach the convection zone the energy they deliver rises through the entire convention zone in about three months. All the energy emitted at the surface of the sun is transported there by convection.

## How does the energy produced in the core reach the surface?

From the core first it moves outwards by radiation and then convection.

## How does energy move in the photosphere?

In the photosphere the gas pressure dominates the magnetic pressure and the kinetic energy of convection is transferred to the magnetic field in the form of magnetohydrodynamic waves or magnetic stresses (electric currents).

## How is energy transferred between the core and the convective zone of the sun?

Energy is generated in the core the innermost 25%. This energy diffuses outward by radiation (mostly gamma-rays and x-rays) through the radiative zone and by convective fluid flows (boiling motion) through the convection zone the outermost 30%.

## How does the energy travel through outer space to Earth?

Unlike conduction and convection radiation does not need matter to transfer heat. Energy is radiated from the sun through the vacuum of space at the speed of light. When this energy arrives at Earth some of it is transferred to the gases in our atmosphere.

## What happens to energy in the sun’s convection zone?

What happens to energy in the Sun’s convection zone? Energy is transported outward by the rising of hot plasma and sinking of cooler plasma. … We are seeing hot gas rising and cool gas falling due to the convection that occurs beneath the surface.

## Can you land on the Sun at night?

Yes NASA can land on the sun at night. But only when it’s dark in the Eastern Pacific time zone.

## Can you land on the Sun?

Sun gives us light and heat to warm our planet Earth. … You can’t stand on the surface of the Sun even if you could protect yourself. The Sun is a huge ball of heated gas with no solid surface. The Sun’s surface is always moving.

## How close can we get to the Sun without dying?

You can get surprisingly close. The sun is about 93 million miles away from Earth and if we think of that distance as a football field a person starting at one end zone could get about 95 yards before burning up. That said an astronaut so close to the sun is way way out of position.