What Are The Importance Of The Sun And Moon

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As humans there are things that are essential to our life on this planet. These things can come in many different sizes and shapes. Not only can they differ physically, but they might even have different meanings to cultures and societies. Some of these things can be found orbiting the earth or the earth may even be orbiting it. While the sun and moon are both essential to life they differ physically and metaphorically. Although both the sun and moon are essential to life they are essential in different sorts of ways. The sun is responsible for the heating of the earth and also for giving light. Not only does the sun do this but sunlight also provides vitamin D underneath the skin. More importantly, the sun makes photosynthesis possible which …show more content…
This is because the earth moves slower due to the moon pulling the tides. If there was no moon to slow down the rotation each day would be about six hours long. If each day was only six hours long then this would mess up photosynthesis and sleeping cycles, possibly leading to extinction of some species of animals due to lack of food. Nevertheless, the sun and moon still differ physically. The sun has a completely different surface, atmosphere, and features. The surface of the sun is nonexistent considering the fact that, like a star, the sun is a ball of gas meaning there is no actual physical surface. Due to the fact that the sun is made up of gas, the atmosphere surrounding the sun is very thick. Some features of the sun are sunspots, solar flares, and the sun 's mass which can fit about one million earths inside. While the sun has all of these qualities, the moon has different characteristics when it comes to surface, atmosphere and features. The surface of the moon is very rocky and is filled with craters and dust. There is actually no atmosphere for the moon which explains the frequent collisions that happen on the moon 's surface. Some features that moon has is lack volcanoes, rivers or much of anything; the moon is a lifeless rock that rarely changes. Lastly, the mass of the moon is very small; if the earth was hollow, fifty moons could fit into …show more content…
The sun is symbolic of the self that people express outwardly, the side that shines openly to friends, family, and et cetera. Not only is the sun viewed as this but it is also viewed as The Great Male Principle or the ultimate yang in ancient Chinese culture and many other cultures throughout the world. The sun supposedly represents the positive traits of being determined, focused, strong, noble, and original. The sun represents the negative traits of being arrogant, too stubborn, critical and egotistical. Another thing the sun also represents is self realization and

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