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Sunspot

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Sunspot is an unincorporated community in the Sacramento Mountains in Otero County, New Mexico, United States. It is located within the Lincoln National Forest, 18 miles south of Cloudcroft. Its elevation is 9200 feet.It is named after the nearby National Solar Observatory on Sacramento Peak, in a vote that was allegedly rigged by the observatory's director John Evans. The road leading to Sunspot from Cloudcroft is New Mexico State Road 6563, named for the brightest wavelength of hydrogen emission, H-alpha. This scenic byway features signposts marking the relative locations of the planets from the sun in proportion to their distance to Sunspot.Most of the grounds are available to the public, but the residential area is off limits to the general public.
Sunspot is in New Mexico (NM). Plan your tour of Sunspot and United States travel itinerary using our United States road trip planning app .
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