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Time Lapse Tuesday: Earth 'the size of a nickel'

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By Suzanne Leonard
Weather Broadcaster
@SuzanneTWN
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 1:45 PM

The part we can see is about 5500 °C  and temperatures in the core are over 15 million degrees.

If the sun were as tall as your home’s front door, Earth would be roughly the size of a nickel.

This massive star at the heart of our solar system keeps all the planets in line and makes life on Earth possible. The sun is the underlying reason for weather on our planet. 

Weather Network meteorologist Dayna Vettese tells us more, as today’s Time Lapse takes us into space with months of NASA sun viewing compressed to seconds.

This time lapse is an excerpt from NASA's "three years in three minutes" YouTube video. Scroll down to see the full version of the sun time lapse, from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Be sure to look at our full (Time Lapse) gallery while you’re here at theweathernetwork.com. And come back every Tuesday so you don’t miss the newest Time Lapse video.


 Next week, we're Chasing Ice with Jeff Orlowski


 Behind the scenes, Digital Editor Cheryl Santa Maria is coordinating a time lapse installment that will take us to Malaysia!


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