In our study of the Sun, special emphasis is placed on the features visible in the
of the Sun. We
divide the Sun’s atmosphere into three layers.
This diagram will be on your test
Here is a great page of images of the solar atmosphere
. For daily images of the Sun check out
nearly real-time. The Sun is now a few years past
and is fairly quiet as 2018 begins. And here are a series of
of the Sun
The first layer of the Sun we will study is the source of virtually all of the sunlight we receive. It is called the
next layer of the atmosphere of the Sun is the
. Above the chromosphere the temperature rises rapidly through the
transition zone, rising from about 100000 to 200000K. to almost one million K. It is here that we find the
Here is an excellent summary
of all of the solar features that you will need to know.
NOVA program on the Sun
has wonderful images and videos of the Sun, and it explains the physical processes on the Sun.
Looking for a particular star?
Find it here!
Here’s the list of all 88 recognized constellations