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Last Post 3/22/2021 8:28 AM by  Terry Kucera
Magnetism on the Sun
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3/21/2021 7:56 PM
    When and how did we learn about the role of magnetism on the Sun?
    Terry Kucera
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    3/22/2021 8:28 AM
    The first person to actually measure the magnetic field of the Sun was George Ellery Hale, who measured the strong magnetic fields in sunspots from Mt. Wilson observatory in 1907-1908.

    People had noticed before that a link to the solar cycle and geomagnetic activity, though,
    which would make them wonder about the magnetic properties of the Sun.


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