Module Introduction

“Here Comes the Sun
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun,
and I say, It’s all right
Little darling
It’s been a long, cold lonely winter
Little darling
It feels like years since it’s been here”

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

George Harrison
The Beatles
Abbey Road, 1969

This module overviews our star, the Sun, how light and energy are produced, the various solar regions and features, and how we observe the Sun.

Objectives

Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to:Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the production of energy and light through the proton-proton cycle
  • Be able to identify the Sun’s regions
  • Be able to identify the Sun’s solar features
  • Overview how we study the Sun
  • Identify the potential dangers it can pose to Earth