Astronomers have seen a huge sunspot on the Sun. This sunspot is said to be four times bigger than the Earth in size, which people can see even with their naked eyes. However, for the safety of the eyes, it would be better to see it only by applying solar glasses. There is apprehension about this sunspot that if it explodes, then a big solar storm can arise from it, which can prove to be disastrous for the earth.
Astronomers have named this sunspot as AR3190. These sunspots are regions on the surface of the Sun where the magnetic field holds high levels of energy as a result of the bending of the magnetic lines. By the way, such sunspots have been seen many times before in history, but a telescope was needed to see them from the earth.
According to an infographic created on SpaceWeather.com by Bum-suk Yeom from Iksan, South Korea, the diameter is almost four times that of Earth and twice as large as any other sunspot currently orbiting Earth. He says that he tried it himself and easily saw the sunspot.
One of the biggest sunspots in years (AR3190) (4 times wider than Earth) is crossing the solar disk–and you can see it with the naked eye.
Be sure to use safe solar glasses to protect your eyes. 1/2
Img: Bum-Suk Yeom pic.twitter.com/s9zuZIL3as
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Tags: Nasa, Sun
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 18, 2023, 19:29 IST