It is not so much. A lot of it is electric.paladin17 wrote: The Sun is extremely magnetic.
What astronomers see is the "Zeeman effect" which is very similar to the "Stark effect".
From the idea that it is Zeeman, the astronomers think that there are gigantic magnetic fields
in sunspots. And nowhere else.
With better observations, we have also seen Zeeman/Stark effect in the plasma lines on the sun.
Especially in flares. But these cases are harder to spot, because you need to see it at the horizon of the sun.
The astronomers have no clue about the origin of the magnetism. Well I have a surprise for them:
There is not so much magnetism. A lot of it is electric.
What they see are the electric currents going from one sunspot to the other.
Where they start and finish are strong electrical fields, in opposite polarisation.
Double layers are caused by electric currents going through plasma.
And if sunspots are start or end of currents, we have double layers in the sunspots.
The Stark-effect in sunspots corresponds to electrical fields that are very similar
to the electric fields found in Safire .
The electric currents that usually form plasma lines in plasma-balls and laboratories,
give the same structures as we see in "plasma-ropes" on the sun.
Sunspots with magnetism based on Zeeman effect:
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Here you see that polarities are mixed. Green is in yellow and yellow in green.
The distribution is also weird, especially if it would be a magnetic field.
So something is really wrong..
The Stark effect is slightly different. (It gives more spectral splits).
So with the Stark effect it is very likely that there is no polarity change.
And with no polarity change the field structure becomes more consistent.
So these images need to be corrected towards the Stark effect.
Here you see the effect of REAL magnetism on the sun.
The electric sparks circle around.
So in this case there is some magnetic field in the vertical direction.
This is caused by some other current going circular or spiral.
If free electrons enter a medium, they become dark. This happens at sunspots.
That is why sunspots are darker.
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Plasma lines on the sun, behave exactly like electrical currents.
Because they are electrical currents.
The ejection takes place due to an electrical shortcut and railgun effect.