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Understanding Sunspots And Solar Flares

A close-up view of one-fourth of the sun

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 5-8
Year: 2002
Subjects: Space Science

This NASA video segment describes the different layers of the sun and explains what sunspots are. Viewers learn about the photosphere, coronosphere and corona, as well as the temperature differences found in sunspots compared to those of other areas of the sun's surface. Solar flares and coronal mass ejections are also explained.

Understanding Sunspots And Solar Flares
Duration: 1 minute 58 seconds
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Other video learning clips in this series:
The Composition of the Sun
The Scientific Importance of Studying Solar Flares
Hands-on Solar Flare Activity

Page Last Updated: December 15th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild