Sunspots and Magnetic Fields
You probably have magnets on your refrigerator holding up some of your artwork or a photograph of a friend or family. Did you know that it is magnetic fields (which all magnets have) that make sunspots on the Sun?
The magnetic fields are like "ropes" that break through the "surface" (photosphere) of the Sun. Where the rope comes up from the solar surface is one sunspot and where the rope goes into the photosphere is another sunspot.