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Solar Maximum: Understanding the Sun's Solar Cycle Quiz

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1. What does the term 'Solar Maximum' refer to in the context of a solar cycle?

2. Approximately, how long is a solar cycle on average?

3. What is the most well-documented impact of a solar maximum on Earth?

4. Which tool do astronomers primarily use to view and study sunspots?

5. Who is credited with the discovery of the solar cycle?

6. Why are sunspots darker than their surrounding areas?

7. What effect does a solar maximum have on the appearance of auroras?

8. What is a solar flare?

9. What is the relationship between solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs)?

10. Why is studying the solar cycle important?