Every day, every sunrise, we have a chance to appreciate the star which makes all life on Earth possible.

http://windows.engin.umich.edu/spaceweather/suntoday.html
What does the Sun look like today?

BUT NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN! DO NOT USE BINOCULARS OR A TELESCOPE TO VIEW THE SUN WITHOUT SPECIAL EQUIPMENT AND ADULT SUPERVISION!

This section of the website links you to great resources to find out about our daystar's vital statistics, its age, size, origin and fate, and how it compares with the billions and billions of other stars in the Universe.

http://www.lmsal.com/YPOP/Spotlight/SunInfo/Star.html
The Sun as a Star: how the Sun compares to other stars

http://windows.ivv.nasa.gov/
Window's to the Universe solar facts, as well as lots of other relevant background.

http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/billa/tnp/sol.html
The Nine Planets: contains the most up to date information on all objects in the solar system, as well as historical data.

http://observe.ivv.nasa.gov/nasa/exhibits/sun/sun_2.html
NASA's Observatorium: Some Interesting Facts about the Sun

http://solar-center.stanford.edu/vitalstats.html
The Sun's Vital Statistics