Is Sun rotating anti clockwise similar to planet Venus or is it continuously changing it rotation ?


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The sun rotates in anti-clockwise direction (when viewed from the north).

The Sun, however, does not rotate as a whole body. It is made up of gaseous plasma and the time taken to complete one rotation increases with latitude. It takes around 25 days at equator and 38 days at poles (it is judged by the location of sun spots).

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    $\begingroup$ One should also mention that the rotation of the inner radiative zone is almost uniform, while that of the convective zone is also radius dependent. $\endgroup$ – CuriousOne Jul 23 '16 at 8:35
  • $\begingroup$ Is there any possibility that this convention may create optical illusion on photosphere. which is why,it is making the outer zone look like a non uniform rotation. $\endgroup$ – Nani Hari Jul 23 '16 at 12:38

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