What are sun spots?



  1. emc
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    Sunspots are areas on the sun’s surface that are cooler than the usual, fiery 9,000 degrees fahrenheit.  They are caused by magnetic fields warping and showing through the photosphere.  These areas appear dark when looked at through telescopes, hence the name sunspot.  Remember that the only safe way to view sunspots is with a telescope designed to filter the harmful light, such as a shaded telescope.

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    Right so sunspots are directly connected to magnetic fields. At the sunspots, magnetic fields come out of the surface of the sun, loop up toward space, then get pulled back down to the sun and reenter the interior of the sun.  This is why sunspots come in pairs. 

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