I told ya so... Comets causing sunspots.

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Re: I told ya so... Comets causing sunspots.

Post by christian viladrich » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:21 pm

I am afraid sunspots are the effect of localized strong magnetic fields in the photosphere (and in the layer below).
They have nothing to do with comets.
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Re: I told ya so... Comets causing sunspots.

Post by marktownley » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:48 pm

or are the sunspots causing comets? ;) :P
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Re: I told ya so... Comets causing sunspots.

Post by Ewan » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:57 pm

To be honest I cannot see how something as small as a comet could give rise to a sunspot, considering the size difference as well, maybe I'm wrong but it seems a little doubtful.

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