Visualizing Sunspot Numbers
Type: Data Visualization
For the visualization, I wanted to create a way to explore the Sun’s activity using sunspot numbers. The more sunspots in a year, the more solar activity is seen through solar flares and coronal mass ejections. Year-by-year, this becomes an excellent way to discover the variability of our closest star.
Radial charts are ideal vehicles to show data that might be cyclical. More than 26,000 days are a part of the dataset so performance is impacted with a sluggish load time. Also drawing the labels and ticks seems to take more time because of the cartesian geometry.