Lecture20_SolarActivityNSolarWind

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Unformatted text preview: tion between flares and CMEs is where they occur •  CMEs are seen in the visible and associated with the release of plasma. • Flares are observed in the X-rays and are associated with the acceleration and release of the plasma. Solar flares vs CMEs CME Flare Warning of Flares, Erup>ons and CMEs •  Cooler plasma takes about 3- 4 days to reach Earth (travels at 100s of km/sec) •  X- rays, UV, Radio Waves, and Light take about 8 min (travels at c) •  X- ray and UV emissions dim with large removal of material •  Energe>c par>cles (protons) take a ~ hour (travel a li?le slower than c) Faster moving p...
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