Sun's Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1111

    Sun Began.

    Sun was made to a protostar from a nebula.
  • Jan 2, 1111

    Main sequence star.

    Sun turns into a main sequence star.
  • Jan 3, 1111

    First recorded eclipse

    2059-1948 B.C. was when the suns eclipse was first recorded.
  • Jan 4, 1111

    First finding of the corona.

    First clear description of the corona seen during a total eclipse on 968, December 22.
  • First sun spots found.

    First sun spots discovered by galileo Galilei and Johannes Fabricius in 1609.
  • Moons course.

    Edmund Halley discovers that the moons course does not correlate with ancient recordings of eclipses and some up with a theory that the moons course changes in 1695.
  • New way to predict eclipses

    Friedrich Bessel finds new ways to predict eclipses
  • Suns dark lines

    David Brewster shows that some of the dark lines in the Sun's spectrum are due to absorption in the Earth's atmosphere.
  • Sun spot cycle

    Heinrich Schwabe after a 17-year study, discovers the sunspot cycle of 10 years (now known to average 11 years)
  • Observations

    NASA TRACE (Transition Region and Coronal Explorer) satellite launched; Alan Title and Leon Golub use TRACE to provide the first daily high-resolution observations of the Sun from space.