AR1678 Sunspot- 5x width of Earth

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This rapidly growing sunspot only starting forming less than a day ago and it is already 5 times the size of planet Earth. X-class flares? Also, Check out this coronal hole!

…Sunspots are islands of magnetism that float on the surface of the sun. This one is emerging from depth and changing at such a rapid pace that its magnetic field is likely unstable. A reconnection event in AR1678’s magnetic canopy could lead to a significant solar flare. Stay tuned!

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Posted on February 20, 2013, in Earth, Space, Sun and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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