What is the Difference between a sunspot and a solar flare?

1 Answer
Apr 27, 2018

Sunspots are cooler regions on the surface of the sun. And the solar flares are produced in these regions.


Sunspots are active regions on the sun's surface. These are the areas of tightly packed magnetic fields of opposing polarity. They build-up high energy and released at certain condition.

From these active region solar flare emerges.

Solar flare a highly energetic X-RAY which is nothing, but a massive cloud of plasma, released into interplanetary space under certain situations.

This event is also called Coronal Mass Ejection (CME)