How to See the Sun

  • Michael Marett-Crosby
Chapter
Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Abstract

The Sun is a star, and all stars are suns. The word Sun is the name we give to our local star. Its first recorded use in English comes from the hand of King Alfred in the ninth century, but most Indo-European languages have similar-sounding words for it based around a root syllable su- or so-. We have been talking about the Sun for a long time.

Keywords

Clay Mercury Ozone Helium Uranium 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Marett-Crosby
    • 1
  1. 1.Mon PlaisirJerseyUK

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