follower spot

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Term: follower spot

In a magnetically bipolar or multipolar sunspot group, the main spot in that portion of the group east of the principal inversion line is called the follower or f-spot. Leader and follower describe the positions of spots with respect to apparent motion due to solar rotation. (Compare leader spot.)

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan