Thursday, 20 July, 2017

See a spot bigger than Earth rotate across the sun

SPACE WARNING: Huge sunspot appears and threatens widespread chaos Nasa spot 75000-mile-wide HOLE on the sun
Velma Reese | 15 July, 2017, 00:29

Nasa has spotted a large black dot on the surface of the sun which is 74,560 miles wide - nearly 11 times larger than Earth's diameter.

What's more, this huge gap on the sun's surface is emitting a jet of fast-moving particles spotted spewing out into space.

Sunspots are areas of the solar surface with intense magnetic fields, and they're dark because they are relatively cooler than their surroundings (by about 2,000 Kelvin).

Since the very beginning of the research, scientists came to believe that these Sunspots are relatively common, but as the sun approaches the solar minimum, the least active part of it is the 11-year cycle, the frequency of sunspots decreases. 'It is the first sunspot to appear after the Sun was spotless for two days, and it is the only sunspot on the Sun at this moment'. But the mesmerizing footage, captured by the agency's Solar Dynamics Observatory, seems to go on much longer, drawing viewers in with the majestic view and sustained motion of the sun. Because of the drop in solar activity, the sun was speckle-free for two days before this swirling sunspot appeared.

Warm, Humid & Mostly Sunny
The heat index (heat and humidity combined), will make it feel like the 90s to almost 100 degrees in the afternoon. A few thunderstorms could become briefly strong with the primary threats lightning and gusty winds.

From the video, the details have been elaborated on how large the spot is compared to the Earth planet.

NASA promises to give more fantastic views of the solar events including the Sun when it stretches its plans on the largest star in the solar system in 2018.

The recent sun spot will not be visible until 2020 during the period when the solar activity is high.

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