A week ago it didn’t exist — now it’s the size of Jupiter
Sunspot 1158, that is. The sun is waking up after years of slumber and has recently unleashed the strongest solar flare since December 2006.
This Tuesday, sunspot 1158 flung an X-class flare (X2.2) towards Earth, and the coronal mass ejection that followed should hit us sometime today. Readers living closer to the poles should keep their eyes peeled for auroras tonight.
(Source: Space Weather)
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