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1. Based on your graph, which years had the highest Sunspot Numbers? The lowest Sunspot Numbers?

2. How often does the cycle of maximum and minimum activity repeat? Remember to include the year you start with.  For example, 2000-2005 is NOT 5 years!  It’s actually 6 years total.  Don’t believe me?  Count off on your fingers from 2000-2005!

3. Compare your sunspot graph with the magnetic storms graph on page 543 in your textbook. What relationship can you infer between periods of high sunspot activity and magnetic storms? Explain.

4. During which years do you think electrical disturbances on Earth were most common?

5. Using the pattern of sunspot activity you found, predict the number of peaks you would expect in the next 30 years. Around which years would you expect the peaks to occur?

1. Based on your graph, which years had the highest Sunspot Numbers? The lowest Sunspot Numbers?

2. How often does the cycle of maximum and minimum activity repeat?  Remember to include the year you start with.  For example, 2000-2005 is NOT 5 years!  It’s actually 6 years total.  Don’t believe me?  Count off on your fingers from 2000-2005!

3. Compare your sunspot graph with the magnetic storms graph on page 543 in your textbook. What relationship can you infer between periods of high sunspot activity and magnetic storms? Explain.

4. During which years do you think electrical disturbances on Earth were most common?

5. Using the pattern of sunspot activity you found, predict the number of peaks you would expect in the next 30 years. Around which years would you expect the peaks to occur?

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