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Total incoming sunlight each year based on sunspot observations since 1610. During strong solar cycles, the Sun's total average brightness varies by up to 1 Watt per square meter, but there's been little net change over the Industrial period. Data from NOAA NCEI.
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Images of the Sun in filtered visible light on February 28, 2014 (left), near solar maximum, and on February 18, 2020 (right), near solar minimum. Overall, faculae generally outshine dimming caused by sunspots. Images from NASA SDO.