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Mount Wilson Magnetic Classifications The term 'Mount Wilson Magnetic Classifications' as it applies to the area of the weather can be defined as ' In solar-terrestrial terms, a classification system for sunspots: Alpha: Denotes a unipolar sunspot group. Beta: A sunspot group having both positive and negative magnetic polarities, with a simple and distinct division between the polarities. Beta-Gamma: A sunspot group that is bipolar but in which no continuous line can be drawn separating spots of opposite polarities. Delta: A complex magnetic configuration of a solar sunspot group consisting of opposite polarity umbrae within the same penumbra. Gamma: A complex active region in which the positive and negative polarities are so irregularly distributed as to prevent classification as a bipolar group'.
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