Consider the following statements about Sun:

  1. Nuclear fusion takes place in the core of the Sun
  2. Sunspots can be seen on the photosphere
  3. During solar eclipse, moon blocks the chromosphere

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] 1 & 2 Only

First statement is correct because it is the core where nuclear fusion takes place. Second statement is correct because the photosphere is an outer shell from which light is radiated. Sunspots are temporary phenomena on the photosphere of the Sun that appear as dark spots compared to surrounding regions. Third statement is incorrect because during Solar Eclipse, Moon blocks the photosphere and not chromosphere.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module