Gravity of the Sun

In terms of its mass, the Sun has an enormous amount of it. It is a fact that the more mass an object has, the stronger its gravity will be. So given the Sun’s unusually huge mass, it also has an enormous amount of gravity.

Here are the facts:

  • the mass of the Sun is 333, 000 times bigger than the Earth’s mass
  • the mass of the Sun is 1,048 times more than the mass of planet Jupiter
  • the mass of the Sun is 3,498 times bigger than the mass of the planet Saturn
  • the mass of the Sun composes about 99.8% of the mass of the entire Solar System

If you are to compare the Sun’s gravity with that of the Earth, it is 28 times stronger and bigger. And not to mention the fact that the surface of the Sun has a temperature that is about 5,800 Kelvin and it is composed mostly of hydrogen.

To better illustrate the strength of the Sun’s gravity, let’s take an example. Let us say for instance that you weigh 100 kilograms here on Earth. If you are on the surface of the Sun, you would feel like you weigh 2,800 kilograms. This is because the Sun’s gravity is 28 times that of the Earth’s gravity
The gravity of the Sun pulls all of its own mass into a nearly perfect sphere. At the Sun’s center or core, temperatures and pressures run so high that fusion reactions can easily occur. The huge quantity of light, pressure, and energy streaming out of the Sun counteracts its gravity pull. The effects and influence of the gravity pull of the Sun could extend out for up to two light years away, the point at which the pull and gravity from other neighboring stars is bigger if not stronger.

14 Responses to “ Gravity of the Sun ”

  1. amelia

    is there gravity on the sun

  2. Henry

    I have a question then;

    What about deep under water on earth, near hydrothermal vents? How heavy is the water pressure there, is it equal to 28x that of sea level? theoretically it would be if you go deep enough, but does the ocean have such depths? and if so, what kind of chemical reactions (like how you mentioned fusion can happen on the suns surface in part due to the heavier gravity levels) could then occur?

  3. anushka

    onlly one question is

    does the orbit of planets have gravity or is the sun’s gravity respnsible for the suspension of planets in the space

  4. David

    I don’t get it. If the mass of the Sun is 333,000 times that of earth, how come gravity is only 28 times? Why not 333,000 times?

    A black hole has a mass of 10 times the Sun upwards (supermassive black holes are known that have mass over a billion times the Sun mass). The gravity of a 10 solar mass black hole must be enormous, since even light cannot escape it. 10 x 28 x earth gravity doesn’t come close to being the mass of even the smallest black hole.

  5. adriel

    how will we avoid solar flare

  6. AUWALU HABIBU

    what hold the heavenly bodies in space including the sun ?

  7. mike

    the apparent force of gravity isn’t only dependent on mass. it is dependent also on the density of the object. the force felt by an objects gravity is dependent on the distance from that object or the acceleration due to the force of gravity. the immense gravity of a blackhole is due to the enormous mass placed into a single point in space (singularity). as density increases gravity increases. desiity is the mass of an object divided by the area in which that object occupies. as area goes to zero the desity goes to infinity…basically a blackhole happens with the universe decides to dived by zero.

  8. Joke

    The sun will explode in 2012 and we all die

  9. Usman

    sir as you have said. the helium reactions take place on the sun. so its a fussion reaciton. meaning like something explodes. as a result everything projects out ward. besides, if sun is full of helium and hydroges(90%) , and if the sun has that much gravity(28 times , the earth) , then it means that if we combine helium in the labotry. then we can make gravity. which is not possible. so how can you say that sun has its own gravity. please provide some genuine reasons, plz send you;re answer here. devilharry_student76@yahoo.com

  10. angela

    what is the sund gravity hmmmmmm????????

  11. Vivek KB

    Vry interesting, bt how did u find dat gravity of sun?????

  12. Ysa

    I don’t get it -.- What is the gravity of the sun?

  13. aishwarya

    thank you for giving us the kind information . its so nice of u

  14. Mishari Al Watri

    i dont know how to say this , im not a scientice or even close the that , but 3 days ago i was laying down and deep thinking about the universe and how are we stable in space orbiting the sun perfectly as its a huge magnite and we are the objects flying around it in a huge magnatic field . and that got me in a curios state of mind , i couldnt stop thinking about it and when i looked in the internet i found out that the sun does have gravity and yes its stronger than earth and other planets but why earth has a Stable Gravity of 9.78 m/s² And venus is 8.87 m/s2 Altho its closer to the sun , what i thought is the closer to the sun u are the more gravity the planet has but what made me think deeper is What if the CORE it self is a magnet just like the sun but a smaller versoin , then i looked on the internet again to see if all plates got cores , and what i found is that earth and moon got similer cores but smaller , so what if in order for a planet to have gravity it has to have a core , and depending on the Core size/acitvity on each planet + the distance from each planet to the sun messure the Gravity mass on each planet , thats why i think that venus got almost near earths gravity altho its closer to the sun ? but earths core is bigger and more active than venus . so if a planet has no core , then what will happen ? will the planet Drift off its course and away from the sun ? or will it get pulled and dragged to the sun ? … IF the core and the sun does work like a magnet then they should have the same polarity so they would get Repelled from each other but in a perfect messure its been set for each planet . for example if the sun has 1000 Magnet force and its polarity is positive and earth is 280 magnet force and its polarity is positive aswell then they would repell and stand in that position since earth and all other planets are not only Cores , they got metals and Solid surface that acts like the negative polarity comparing with the sun it will PULL and PUSH at the same time , but for the moon to orbit the earth , Moon gas a smaller Core comparing to earth and its orbiting earth insted of the sun , Why is that ?