SUNSPOTS  Lesson Resource Guide

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Sunspots Data Graph

Sunspot areas vs. date graphing sheet

Study the change in sunspot areas over time by plotting them on a graph, with sunspot areas on the vertical axis, and date on the horizontal axis. Put a point on the graph for each day's white light image, where a line up from the date axis at the value for the day meets a line over from the sunspot area axis at the height of the sunspot area. You can also make a bar graph, by drawing a bar centered on the date, reaching the height of the measured sunspot area, for each daily image.

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