The size of the Earth in relation to the Sun is smaller than tiny

April 5, 2013 · 2 comments

The Earth looks embarrassingly small in the solar system. To quantify its scale in the relation to the Sun, approximately 1.3 million Earths can fit within the Sun.

Solar System to Scale

Yet, the Sun is an average star in our Galaxy. And not the brightest one, as you can see on Hertzsprung Russel diagram.

Hertzsprung Russel diagram

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