The Sun is a very large piece of coal that floats in the sky somewhere over Staten Island. It burns brightly night and day but you can't see it at night because it is covered with a large blanket to allow people to sleep.
I had to change the title because it made me thinkof that horrible 80's song by Christopher Cross. GAH.
NOW THIS EXPLANATION IS DOING THE SAME THING! GAH!
This science fact filled post submitted to Photosharks: Fire.