Solar activity

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  • dark spots that appear on the surface on the surface of the sun. They appear darker because they are cooler than the surround areas
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  • Huge arches (loops) of glowing gas that extend outward from the sun’s surface.
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Solar Flare

  • explosions occurring on the sun. Solar flares often occur near sunspots.
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  • Solar Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections depending on the strength can actually impact Earth. Earth has a protective magnetic field that shields us from some activities in space, however, sometimes things disrupt and get through the magnetic field.
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