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layers of the sun
1. photosphere
2. convection zone
3. radiation zone
4. core
why can we see the moon if it does not produce its own light
because the sun is reflected off of its surface
this is the sun's atmosphere
characteristics of the sun
1. center of the solar system
2. huge ball of hot gases
3. the source of all energy on earth
4. source of wind and weather
what is a solar flare
1. short bursts of energy from the photosphere
2. mostly uv rays, radio waves, and x rays
solar wind
1. fast moving streams of particles
2. are thrown into space
3. can cause magnetic storms
what is a sunspot
1. dark spots on the sun
2. cooler than the rest of the sun