Published on Apr 14, 2019
One of the biggest sunspots since the solar storms of Sept. 2017 is directly facing Earth. AR2738 has a primary core three times wider than our planet and it is creating a wake of magnetic froth on the sun's surface more than 200,000 km long. Since it first appeared one week ago, the behemoth spot has not produced any very strong solar flares. However, something interesting is happening to AR2738. It may be splitting apart. The primary core of sunspot AR2738 is divided by a growing canyon of light--also known as a "light bridge"--measuring 20,000 km from end to end. Read more here: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?v...