What are differences and similarities between the sun, earth, and moon?

1 Answer
Apr 17, 2018

The Sun, the moon and the Earth are a part of the same galaxy- the milky way. But they do differ in a great extent.


Differences :-

The Sun is made up of hot clouds of gases, but the Earth and the moon are simply made up of rocks.

The moon revolves around the Earth, the Earth revolves around the Sun and the Sun revolves around its own axis.

The earth is a planet, the Sun is a star and the moon is a natural satellite.

The Sun and the Earth doesn't change its shape but the moon continuously changes its shape( means it appears to be changing shapes).

The Earth takes 365 days to complete one revolution around the Sun and this time period is termed as a year. The moon takes 29.53 days(30 days for approx) to complete its revolution around the Earth and this time period is termed as lunar month.

The Sun emits its own light, the moon reflect the light of the sun and the Earth traps some of the heat and light of the Sun.

Similarities :-

The moon and the sun both don't sustain life as it doesn't have the necessity elements in it.

The Sun and the Earth both have hotter core, i.e. there surface is much more cooler than that of its core.

The Sun, the Earth and the moon all are situated in the same galaxy.

The Sun, Moon and The Earth are somewhat spherical in shape.

The Sun and the Moon have no change in weather, the weather is the same all the time.