A Massive Sunspot Brewing Solar Flares Threatening Earth

October 24, 2014 5:06 PM

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A Massive Sunspot Brewing Solar Flares Threatening Earth

A monstrous sunspot, which can be easily seen by a properly shielded naked eye, is threatening the Earth. Sunspots are the solar system’s active regions that look like dark spots. These are caused by powerful magnetic activity and can cause flares and coronal mass ejections, or CMEs. These flares intimidate power and communication systems when directed to the Earth.

The sunspot dubbed as AR 12192 appeared on 17th Oct on the sun’s eastern side. Over the past few days, it has grown bigger and is now almost 80,000 miles across, which equals to the size of planet Jupiter, the kind that has not been seen for a long time. The AR 12192 is so far the largest of the cur...

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