These major changes will happen to earth if the sun disappears from the earth. This amazing and strange timeline will shock you!
After 8 Min 20 Seconds
The earth, instead of orbiting, will continue on a straight line in the space.
The gravitational force travels at the speed of light.
After 8 min 20 sec we will also lose sun’s gravitational force.
After 1 Day
Plants will begin to die.
99.9% of all natural productivity on the earth will cease.
Photosynthesis will stop immediately after the sunlight disappears.
Large plants could live for years as they have enough energy stored in the form of sugar.
After 1 Week
The average temperature on earth will drop to 0c.
In absence of sun, earth will start radiating heat and become colder.
The current average temperature is 14c.
After 1 Year
The average temperature on earth will drop to -73c.
Very few geothermal places like Iceland and Yellowstone will be inhabitable for humans.
After 1 to 3 Years
Oceans all over the world will be frozen.
There will still be water underneath, as ice acts as an insulator and earth’s core will continue producing heat (about 20% of the current heat energy).
The temperature would stabilise at -240c after million of years.
After 10 to 20 Years
Air will start turning into liquid.
It will become cold enough for all the gases in air to condense and form clouds.
It will rain, but instead of water, it will be gases like H2.
Oxygen production will stop with photosynthesis.
But we will have enough O2, in the atmosphere to survive for 1000s of years.
In a year, mankind breathes in about the atmosphere has stored;
- 6,000,000,000 kg of O2
- 1,000,000,000,000,000 kg of O2
In Billion Years
There will still be life on earth.
Microbes living in hydrothermal vents in deep ocean will do just fine.
These microbes produce energy through chemosynthesis, a process independent of sun.
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