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    I was just wondering why most sunspots are located on or near the equator and what causes the sunspot cycle.

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    http://www.exploratorium.edu/sunspots/

    I hope this resource helps you.

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    During Solar Minimum and Solar Maximum...Sunspot form primarily at mid latitudes on the sun (like 30 - 45 degree), the sunspot tend form at lower latitudes as the cycle progresses, appearing very close to the solar equator as the next solar minimum approaches.

    Hope this help

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    Thanks! Both of your answers helped out a lot. B)

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