Quirks & Quarks

Question Period: View From the Sun

What would the sky look like from the Sun?

Looking at the sky from the Sun

What happens when you reverse perspective? (Sandy Chase - cc-by-3.0)
This is our occasional feature - the Quirks & Quarks Question Period. You think of a question, and we'll ask a Canadian scientist to tell us the answer. And today's question comes from Nick Charrette in Calgary, who writes:

"If it were possible to stand on the surface of the Sun, what would the sky look like?"

To help us answer this burning question, we contacted Dr. Jeremy Heyl, a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia.