SUN COMPOSITION: What are the Layers of the Sun?

Sun Composition

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2018

The layers of the sun are the corona, chromosphere, photosphere, convection zone, radiative zone and core. It’s composed of 72% hydrogen, 26% helium and 2% other gases.

Corona – 1,000,000 K to 2,000,000 K
Chromosphere – 3,800 K to 35,000 K
Photosphere – 6,000 K
Convection Zone – 5,700 K
Radiative Zone – 7,000,000 K to 2,000,000 K
Core – Over 15,000,000 K

72% Hydrogen
26% Helium
2% Other

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