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Solar astronomers can now predict future sunspots. There should be a big one in a couple of days – Universe Today

Predicting the appearance of a sunspot is like predicting a tornado. But astronomers are starting to do it.

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The surface of the Sun is a turbulent dance of gravity, plasma, and magnetic fields. Much like the weather on Earth, its behavior can seem unpredictable, but there are patterns to be found when you look closely.
The first pattern to be observed on the solar surface was that of sunspots. Sunspots were noticed by a few ancient astronomers, but they have been regularly studied since the 1600s. As astronomers counted the number of spots seen each year, they found the Sun goes through active years and…

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