What would we experience if the sun suddenly did not exist?
If the sun suddenly blinked out of existence what would people on earth experience?
As I understand it, it would take 8 minutes for the last light and gravity to reach earth. At that point we would travel in a strait line tangent to the point in our orbit we were at. BUT, what about a person relative to the earth?
Mostly interested in the effects as they relate to the lack of the sun’s gravity, not light.
Feel free to both temporarily ignore the moon or to comment on it’s involvement.
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