Notes 4C - Solar Weather

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Concepts

  • Sunspots - A darker ‘cooler’ patch on the Sun
  • Magnetic Fields - Lines of force between Sunspots
  • Coronal Loop (Prominence) - Plasma sucked up into the magnetic field
  • Coronal Mass Ejections - Magnetic loop (Prominence) breaks, releasing matter/energy
  • Solar Cycles - 11-year change in the Sun’s activity

Summary Questions / Tasks

  • Diagram, Label and Explain (using a flowchart) how a CME is produced by Sunspots and Magnetic Fields

Educator / Teacher Resources

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