Solar Storm Knocks Out Satellites, More Could Be On The Way

Solar radiation knocked out some radio communication on Earth yesterday. It came from a giant sunspot seen on the surface of the sun recently. Sunspot AR12192 is 14 times larger than Earth and almost as big as Jupiter. The Met Office tells MailOnline it might be the largest sunspot in 25 years. It is so big that it can be seen in images of the sun from Earth’s surface. This particular flare from the sunspot was brief but strong. It follows three days of severe storms on the sun. ‘It would seem to be just a matter of time before another strong explosion occurs,’ said spaceweather.com’s Tony Phillips.

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