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Sol, (Latin for sun) also known simply as the Sun, is the star of the Sol system. It is an average sized star in its main sequence phase, and is the dominant source of light for Earth. According to current definitions, eight planets and five dwarfs planets orbit it, for a total of 13, including the four inner terrestrial planets and the four gas giants, separated by an asteroid belt. Many smaller planetoids also orbit Sol, and many of the systems planets possess moons of varying size and number, such as Earth's satellite, Luna.