What does the sun sound like?

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by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition

This report from IFL Science discusses what the sun might sound like.

Sound is defined as “vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person’s or animal’s ear.”

Sound doesn’t travel in the vacuum of space, so the sun really doesn’t make any sound, but if it did, and that sound reached Planet Earth after traveling 93 million miles, it would probably be very loud, near 100 decibels.

I’m glad we can’t hear the sun.

Because a quieter world is a better and healthier place for all. The same way there is no such thing as a healthy tan, there’s no such thing as healthy loud noise.


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