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Figure 4

A black and white photograph from 1917 of the sun showing sunspots on the surface

Sunspots, 12 August 1917. This solar photograph, in white light, shows the whole disc of the Sun on 12 August 1917. Taken using the 60-Foot Tower Telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory in California, United States, it shows a large group of sunspots lying close to the Sun’s equator. This photograph was gifted to the Science Museum in 1921, and was not included in the collections that were brought to Bradford in 1983