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Does the sun have an explosion every day?
Answer 1:

It depends. The sun goes into "solar cycles" where there is more flare activity, and we can see those flares of explosions. Solar cycles have an average duration of about 11 years. When the sun is near the peak of a solar cycle, there can be a lot of flares every day. Sometimes when the sun is quite, there are periods when there is not a single flare visible to us.



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