The Sun

By: Mikayla Sinclair


The sun's core is where nuclear reactions occur that ultimately lead to the release of energy, causing visible light.

The Photosphere

The Photosphere is the visible surface of the sun that we see most.
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The Chromosphere

The chromosphere is an irregular layer above the photosphere. With the extremely high temperatures it sustains, 20,000 degrees Celsius, hydrogen emits reddish light.

The Corona

The Corona is the outermost layer of the sun. It is above the photosphere and cannot be seen without a solar eclipse or a coronagraph.
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A solar prominence is a bright feature extending from the sun's surface.
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Solar Flare

A solar flare is an explosion on the sun's surface.

The Aurora

The Aurora Borealis and the Aurora Austrailis are caused by solar winds blowing particles to the Earth's atmosphere.
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