What is a solar cycle?

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The solar cycle is an 11-year cycle of solar activities during which there is a rise and fall in the numbers and surface area of sunspots. The solar cycle is also known as the solar magnetic activity cycle.
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The solar cycle is when the Sun's magnetic field rotates a full 360 degrees, causing its poles to switch. A solar cycle only happens once every 22 years.
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