5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What happens to the Sun's magnetic field lines due to rotation?
- Flares v Prominences?
- Solar Wind
- Sun Spots
- a Total energy radiated by the Sun. NOT BRIGHTNESS!
- b Field lines twist and break, creating heat as solar storms
- c Shorter: Flares
More Violent: Flares
- d Cool spots that emerge from beneath the sun's surface.
*appear darker because they are cooler (but are still very hot)
*They are complex and magnetic
*Come and go in pairs
*Linked by magnetic field lines
*Shift polarity every 11 years
- e The outward flow of charged particles leaving the Sun
5 Multiple choice questions
- Holes in the corona from which solar wind escapes
- Large solar storms that blast out a cloud of a billion solar wind particles
- Where nuclear fusion takes place
- The amount of the Sun's energy reaching earth. "C"
5 True/False questions
Traveling OUTWARD from the surface, the main regions of the solar atmosphere are the _______, the _______, and the ________. → Chromosphere
Solar Flare → The outward flow of charged particles leaving the Sun
Sun Equilibrium: → The time in the sun spot cycle where there are few (if any) sun spots
Maunder Minimum: → When inward Gravitational Force is balanced by outward Pressure.
*Gravity wants the sun to collapse in
*Pressure from hot gas pulls sun outwards
*True for every star- guarantees stability
The primary source of energy for the Sun is: → Hydrogen