The Sun

By Jordan Larose

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Sun's Layers

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Sunspots are dark spots that appear on the surface of the sun. They appear darker because they are cooler than the surrounding areas. Sunspots occur in an 11 year cycle and Solar flares often occur near them

Solar Prominence

    A prominence is a large, bright, gaseous feature extending outward from the Sun's surface, often in a loop shape. Prominences are anchored to the Sun's surface in the photosphere, and extend outwards into the Sun's corona

Solar Flare

Explosions occurring on the sun occurring normally near sunspots

Aurora Borealis

Are the result of electrons colliding with the upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere. Solar Flares can impact earth but Earth has a protective magnetic field that shield us from some activities in space. Sometimes things can disrupt and get through the magnetic field. They can do things like cause damage to Earth orbiting satellites, affect radio transmissions and electricity, and can cause Auroras Borealis to be seen on earth