Weather in Space

Sunspots and Solar Activity

What are some other sunspot minimums and maximums?

Below is a list of notable sunspot activity changes dating back to 1000 C.E. Some of the names for these maximums and minimums come from their discoverers, including German astronomer Gustav Spörer (1822–1895), English meteorologist John Dalton (1766–1844), English astronomer Edward W. Maunder (1851–1928), and Swiss astronomer Johann Rudolf Wolf (1816–1893).


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