The Sun 🌞

In this flyer, you will learn all about the sun.

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Layers Of The Sun

As you read, refer back to the above image.

The Core

The core is the innermost layer of the sun. Here, nuclear reactions consume hydrogen and form helium. This series of reactions is what makes the sun visibly bright. They are sensitive to density and temperature.

The Radiative Zone

The layer between the inner core and the outer core. It is in this zone that the nuclear energy moves outward from the inner core.

The Convection Zone

An area of very turbulent plasma between the core and the photosphere. Here, energy is transferred through convection.

The Photosphere

One of the outer layers of the sun. It is what we see when we look up at the sun.

The Chromosphere

The layer above the sun. It is about 2,000 kilometers deep.

Solar Occurrences


Coronas are the rays of light that are radiating off of the sun. You can see them in the image above.


Sunspots are just what they sound like, they are are spots that occur on the sun. In the picture above, there are sunspots on the photosphere.


Prominences are large amounts of gas that extend outward from the sun, often in a loop shape. A prominence is actually visible on the picture of the sun at the beginning of the flyer.


Flares are like very powerful prominences. They extend outward from the sun and can be large or small.


Auroras, such as the aurora borealis, occur when energy from the sun hits solar wind.