The sun

by David smith

The suns layers

The layers of the sun are Radiative zone, convective zone, photosphere, chromosphere, corona


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The core

The Sun's core is the central region where nuclear reactions consume hydrogen to form helium. These reactions release the energy that ultimately leaves the surface as visible light


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The radiative zone

The Sun's radiative zone is the section of the solar interior between the innermost core and the outer convective zone. In the radiative zone, energy generated by nuclear fusion in the core moves outward as electromagnetic radiation.


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The Convective Zone

The convection zone is where hot plasma rises then cools as it nears the surface and falls to be heated and rise again.



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The photosphere

The photosphere is the visible surface of the Sun that we are most familiar with.


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The Chromospere


The chromosphere is the second of the three main layers in the Sun's atmosphere and is about 2,000 kilometers deep


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The corona

The Sun's corona extends millions of kilometers into space and is easily seen during a total solar eclipse, but it is also be seen with a coronagraph.




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The sunspots

Sunspots are darker, cooler areas on the surface of the sun they look dark only in comparison with the brighter and hotter regions of the photosphere around them.


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The Prominence

A solar prominence is a large, bright feature extending outward from the Sun’s surface


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The flare

A flare is defined as a sudden, rapid, and intense variation in brightness. A solar flare occurs when magnetic energy that has built up in the solar atmosphere is suddenly released.


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The final layer is Aurora

Aurora is the result of charged particles colliding, creating bright lights in the sky. An example of aurora is when the sun just begins to rise.
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