Giant spot on the sun
November 14th, 2011
11:46 AM ET

Giant spot on the sun

It’s bigger than the Earth and may be the largest sunspot in years. Solar scientists say a giant sunspot has rotated into view in the middle of the sun. It is surrounded by several smaller spots.

The entire group is about 62,000 miles across. The sunspot group has blasted out several solar flares and is expected to stay active for awhile.

SDO shows us the Sun's spots

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Sound Garden

    Black hole sun, won't you come . . .

    December 12, 2011 at 11:03 pm |
  2. BKT1969

    There's a little black spot on the sun today......

    November 21, 2011 at 10:35 am |
    • DaMeglet

      It's the same old thing as yesterday...

      December 12, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  3. REAL CHILL 34

    CANCER OF THE SUN!!!

    November 14, 2011 at 11:24 pm |
  4. REAL CHILL 34

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    November 14, 2011 at 11:22 pm |

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