Glossary term: Sunspot Cycle
Description: A new sunspot cycle begins after a period of solar minimum, which is a time when the Sun has few to no sunspots. At the beginning of a new sunspot cycle, sunspots form at around +/- 30 degrees (north or south) from the Sun's equator. As the cycle continues, new sunspots form at the latitudes closer to the solar equator. After a while the number of sunspots forming decreases as the cycle moves past solar maximum to solar minimum, which indicates the end of the cycle. This process takes about 11 years.Related Terms:
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