'Terminators' on the sun trigger plasma tsunamis, start of new solar cycles
A solar "tsunami" travels toward the poles. Magnetic fields lifted to the surface erupt as sunspots.
Credit: ©UCAR Visualization: Mausumi Dikpati, NCAR
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