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Solar Flares, Solar Prominences & Coronal Mass Ejections

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Which of these is not correct regarding a prominence?

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1. This is a sudden, brief (typically lasting only a few minutes), and explosive release of solar magnetic energy:

2. A filament is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your knowledge of solar flares, solar prominences, and coronal mass ejections. Quiz topics include the definition of a filament and the term for an explosive release of solar magnetic energy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Characteristic(s) of a prominence
  • Definition of a filament
  • Formation of solar flares from merging magnetic fields
  • Results of solar flares and coronal mass ejections

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding merging magnetic fields and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related astronomy lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the characteristic(s) of a prominence

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson titled Solar Flares, Solar Prominences & Coronal Mass Ejections. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the Sun's effects on Earth
  • Describe how the Sun can make a prominence
  • Explain how a prominence can turn into a filament
  • Identify the precursor to a coronal mass ejection
  • Appreciate how much of our infrastructure could be affected by a direct hit
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