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Nature's Third Cycle: A Story of Sunspots

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The cycle of day and night and the cycle of seasons are two familiar natural cycles around which many human activities are organized. But is there a third natural cycle of importance for us humans? On 13 March 1989, six million people in Canada went without electricity for many hours: a large explosion on the sun was discovered as the cause of this blackout. Such explosions occur above sunspots, dark features on the surface of the Sun that have been observed through telescopes since the time of Galileo. The number of ...

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Nature's Third Cycle: A Story of Sunspots
2017, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198807643

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Nature's Third Cycle: A Story of Sunspots
2015, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199674756

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