New Sunspot Swarms Are So Giant They Could Devour The Whole Earth

Two huge sunspot swarms have appeared on the sun’s surface, suggesting the greatest chances for vivid auroras and potentially damaging solar flares in the coming months. Some of the sunspots are so huge they could be swallowed land everything.

Known as “active regions” 2993 and 2994 (AR2993 and AR2994), the new sunspot groups seem to be followed by a third sunspot group, still hidden behind the sunThe northeastern edge (or apparent edge) of ‘s, which appears to have caused a powerful solar flare that missed Earth a few days ago.