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Fernbank Science Center, Von Braun Astronomical Society, and
Holy Spirit School, Huntsville, AL
June 2001

Your name and troop number: ______________________________________________________
Your leader's name: ______________________________________________________

Match up the term with its definition. Write the letter of the definition on the line.

________
 
1.
 
Corona
 
A.
 
 
A magnetic region on the Sun's surface which appears as a dark area.
 
________
 
2.
 
Sunspots
 
B.
 
 
A violent explosion of energy which shows up as a sudden increase in brightness in the Sun's chromosphere and corona.
 
________
 
3.
 
Solar flare
 
C.
 
The very hot outermost layer of a star's atmosphere.
 
________
 
4.
 
Solar eclipse
 
D.
 
 
A shadow which falls on an area of Earth when the Moon moves between the Sun and Earth.
 
________
 
5.
 
Solar prominence
 
E.
 
 
Protects Earth from constant bombardment by high-energy charged particles.
 
________
 
6.
 
Magnetic field
 
F.
 
 
Loops of gas, obvious at the edges of the solar disk, which may shoot outward from the Sun's surface.
 

Answer the following questions.

  1. What type of eclipse did you observe? What caused it?



  2. What did the eclipse you observed look like? Write or draw what you saw on the back of this sheet.



  3. If you could ask a solar scientist any question about the Sun or eclipses, what would it be?
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