The planets may exert an influence on the magnetic activity of the Sun

The planets could interfere with the mechanisms responsible for generating the solar magnetic field in a key layer of the interior of the star. It would explain other periodicities detected in the solar magnetic activity


Solar activity

Solar surface


Solar activity plot


J. A Abreu, J. Beer, A. Ferriz-Mas, K. G. McCracken, and F. Steinhilber. Is there a planetary influence on solar activity? Astronomy & Astrophysics, vol. 548 (diciembre), 2012.


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