Our Source of Energy
Layers of the Sun
- Core: This is the innermost part of the Sun. This is where the Sun's energy originates by means of nuclear fusion. The core's temperature is 28 million degrees Fahrenheit.
- Radiative Zone: In this layer, the light of the core travels towards the outer layer.
- Convective Zone: This layer converts light from the core into heat.
- Photoshpere: The Sun's surface which is almost covered by granulation.
- Chromosphere: This layers appears as a red glow around the Sun and is almost transparent.
- Corona: This is outermost layer of gases. It cannot be seen by the naked, except during a solar eclipse.
Dark spots, which are cooler than surrounding areas, that occur on the surface.
A huge arch of glowing gas that extend outward from the Sun's surface.
An explosion that occurs on the Sun.