The earth is provided with multiple safety shields (Psalm 47:9) which protect us from the dangers of space. Several of these dangers involve the sun, which is actually an average star. It dominates the sky simple because it is 250,000 times closer than any of the night stars. The sun is a huge mighty nuclear engine, giving off more energy each second than mankind has produced since creation. Eight million tons of the sun's matter is converted into pure energy every second. The sun is so massive that its nuclear-fuel tank is still full. On March 6, 2012 the sun gave off a massive solar flare. I believe in the past the sun gave off massive flares when detection from earth was not developed yet by scientists. We never had satellites circling the earth like we do now. The earth actually has four shields that protect it from harmful radiation from space.
The first safety shield is the vacuum of space, which stops the deafening noise and fatal pressure waves constantly produced at the solar surface. The 93 million mile space between the earth and sun protects us.
The second safety shield is the magnetic field that surrounds the earth. The sun sends out an invisible solar wind, mainly consisting of protons and electrons. They are deflected as they pass through the earth's magnetic field and eventually descend to the earth around the north and south poles which produce the Northern and Southern Lights when these particles collide with atmospheric molecules to produce this beautiful glow which we call the aurora.
The third safety shield is the ozone layer which absorbs ultraviolet radiation. Ozone gas in the earth's stratosphere protects us from this energetic form of light that can cause eye cataracts, melanomas, and also damage vegetation. The ozone layer is less than an inch thick.
The fourth safety shield is the earth's atmosphere which absorbs x-rays before the radiation can reach the ground and harm life. X-rays are emitted by the sun and from other stars.
These four invisible safety shields gives us layers of protection which guards the earth every day. As a result, we can enjoy the pleasant morning light from the sun without its accompanying dangerous by products. The Bible says these invisible shields that God has created could of never been produced by chance.
Romans 1:20 tells us that these invisible shields gives us no excuse not to believe in creation. "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead: so that they are without excuse."