Weather in Space

Sunspots and Solar Activity

What happens to the Sun every 22 years?

The sunspot activity on the Sun is related to the magnetic field change the Sun goes through. Every 22 years, the Sun’s magnetic field completely reverses. Magnetic north becomes magnetic south and vice versa. Other than having something to do with sunspot activity, astronomers do not believe that this flipping affects our weather in any way.


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