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Originally posted by csuldm
When you zoom in on the image in the OP, it appears that there is another one on the "horizon" immediately to the left of the one originally brought up in this post, and it is just as big as the first one.
I am no Sun expert, so is that just a trick of the eye, or could there really be 2 massive spots right next to each other?
edit on 8-1-2013 by csuldm because: Added arrows to image showing the 2 spots I am talking about.
Originally posted by intrptr
reply to post by csuldm
I was waiting for the second one. They usually appear together. Heres why:
Why do sun spots come in pairs?
That is one hella big twisted rubber band there. Odds that it will snap directly at us are very low.
Can't wait to see the "magnetic rainbow" pics from this.
Originally posted by rockymcgilicutty
Originally posted by Bluesma
www.spaceweather.com...That is Jupiter, Phage?? Seriously? I admit I am rather uneducated about these things. Is the way it looks flattened out an optical illusion ?
Do you really think that post was from Phage?
Of greater interest, perhaps, is the large sunspot emerging just south of AR1652. Denoted by an arrow, the unnumbered region is crackling with C-class solar flares and, based on its size, could be capable of even stronger eruptions. We will know more in the days ahead as the sunspot turns toward Earth; a more direct view will reveal what kind of magnetic field the sunspot posseses.