The Sun

What are the consequences of the Sun’s spin?

Magnetic fields in the Sun, created by strong electric currents, are produced because of the Sun’s spin. The Sun has differential rotation, and its interior roils with tremendous heat and energy. That causes the magnetic field lines in the Sun to get bent, twisted, knotted, and even broken; sunspots, prominences, solar flares, and coronal mass ejections are the result.


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