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5 Matching questions

  1. Areas around sun spots are extremely...
  2. Solar Constant
  3. Sun Spots
  4. Traveling OUTWARD from the surface, the main regions of the solar atmosphere are the _______, the _______, and the ________.
  5. Solar Flare
  1. a 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
  2. b active!
  3. c Chromosphere
    Transition Zone
  4. d The amount of the Sun's energy reaching earth. "C"
  5. e Large explosion on the surface of the sun when hot gas breaks free of the magnetic field
    * emits energy
    *lasts only seconds, unlike longer prominences (but smaller and more violent)
    *can knock out electricity

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Spicules
  2. Where nuclear fusion takes place
  3. Info of the Sun's interior
  4. Hydrogen fusion
  5. The measurement of average kinetic energy in molecules. NOT HEAT!

5 True/False questions

  1. LuminosityTotal energy radiated by the Sun. NOT BRIGHTNESS!


  2. What happens to the Sun's magnetic field lines due to rotation?Field lines twist and break, creating heat as solar storms


  3. BELOW the solar surface, in order of increasing depth, lie the ______ zone, the ______ zone, and the ______.Chromosphere
    Transition Zone


  4. CoronaHot atmosphere around the Sun

    *Visible only during total solar eclipse, when both the photosphere and the chromosphere are obscured by the Moon.
    *B/C its so hot, must have internal heat source (electromag interaction?)


  5. Which is faster, radiation or convection?Transfers radiation from nuclear fusion outward through RADIATION