Enormous sunspot group detected on the sun, visible from Earth

Mashable February 10, 2024, 08:00 PM UTC

Summary: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has detected an enormous sunspot group on the sun, visible from Earth. These sunspots, the size of whole planets, have strong magnetic fields thousands of times stronger than Earth's. The sun is approaching its peak activity in mid-2025, causing increased solar flares and coronal mass ejections. These events can impact Earth's power grids, telecommunications, and GPS systems. Protective eyewear is essential for observing sunspots.

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