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Last Post 22 Mar 2021 09:28 AM by  Terry Kucera
Magnetism on the Sun
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21 Mar 2021 08:56 PM
    When and how did we learn about the role of magnetism on the Sun?
    Terry Kucera
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    22 Mar 2021 09:28 AM
    Hi,
    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.

    See
    https://www2.hao.ucar.edu/Education...-1800-1999
    https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/onl...stro4a.htm

    Terry
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