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provides papers on the aurora and ionosphere, scales for measuring space weather, and a textbook for high school teachers and advanced students -- "Solar Physics and Terrestrial Effects." The textbook examines a range of topics: the evolution and structure of the sun, sunspots and solar flares, the corona and chromosphere, solar-terrestrial interactions, building a spectroscope, measuring the solar constant, and seeing at different wavelengths. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

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A solar flare with an eruptive prominence on the limb of the sun

A solar flare

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