The Sun is the star found at the center of our Solar System. The Sun’s surface temperature is around 5500 degrees Celsius (9941 degrees Fahrenheit) and the core is around 13600000 degrees Celsius. Light from the Sun reaches Earth in around 8 minutes. But no mater how many facts we know about the Sun it remains for us magical and mystical as it “sets” and “rises” before us!
Fog gently ripples like curtains covering the setting sun and providing a glimpse at its “shape.” Because of the Sun’s huge influence on Earth, many early cultures honored the Sun as a deity. For example, Ancient Egyptians worshiped Ra while in Aztec mythology the Sun Deity is named Tonatiuh.
The “Canticle of the Sun”, also known as the “Laudes Creaturarum” (“Praise of the Creatures”) by Saint Francis of Assisi, calls the sun our brother and the moon our sister. But I prefer to see the sun as another beautiful mother!Fiery Ball of Light You release and offer the energy needed to nourish our spirit and universe You awe us with wonder and comfort as the splendor of your creative powers blanket us warmly in dreams of tomorrow Let us not underestimate your presence regenerating the life forces within and around us Movable Immovable Wisdom of the Ages Mother Sun Shine on! Poetry © Stacy Boorn, July 2014