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Originally posted by Smack
The Sun is awesome and terrifying. I'm always in awe of its power.
Anyway, I doubt what you're seeing are actual "tears" in the Sun.
What you're seeing are cooler regions (3,000–4,500 K) on the Sun's surface - completely normal.
Originally posted by simone50m
I wonder, if a "planet x" deal is on it's way, would it effect the sun like that?
Originally posted by SonOfTheLawOfOne
A similar size hole was visible in May and July of 2010.
In fact, a quick search turned up this thread:
Even more eerie is that if you look at the thread and the pictures above, they look the same?!
Or is it just me?
Originally posted by bekod
just came from Soho and it is down they switched it off it is in star up mode now, NASA link is down as well as i type this we will not now how bad this is till the 14 15 of this month, you can see the hole news article at Soho... bring sto mind" In the last days the sun will be black as sack cloth". wonder if the moon will turn red?