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Sunspots and Geomagnetic StormsCan events that happen on the Sun 93,000,000 miles away really have an effect onEarth? You've probably seen pictures of sunspots. Although they appear as small dotson the solar surface, they can have a surprisingly strong effect on what is known as"space weather."In this activity you'll find out what sunspots are, when they occur, and how they affectboth space weather and life here on our home planet.1.To begin, go to NASA'sSunspots (Links to an external site.)page( (Links to an external site.).What are sunspots?
2.Where is the magnetic field strongest within a sunspot?
3.Next, you'll find out about thesolar cycle Links to an external site.)((Links to an external site.)).

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