Journal of High Energy Physics, Gravitation and Cosmology

Volume 1, Issue 2 (October 2015)

ISSN Print: 2380-4327   ISSN Online: 2380-4335

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The Sunspots

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DOI: 10.4236/jhepgc.2015.12007    2,632 Downloads   3,449 Views  Citations


In the present paper, the theoretical frame work of magneto hydrodynamics (MHD) is used to give a solution of the problem about the origin, persistence and disappearance of the Sunspots; as well as their tendency to appear as bipolar magnetic couples. According to the results obtained, a possible explanation about the change of polarity in both solar hemispheres is given. Heuristic but logical arguments about the periodicity of the phenomenon of the observed magnetic polarity and the tendency of couples of Sunspots to appear solely in certain latitudes that can be called tropical regions of the Sun are presented. Finally, an indirect experimental test is proposed to show the possible process that produces the polarity of the Sunspots in a given cycle, as well as the invertion of that polarity in the next solar cycle.

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Palacios, A. (2015) The Sunspots. Journal of High Energy Physics, Gravitation and Cosmology, 1, 72-87. doi: 10.4236/jhepgc.2015.12007.

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