January 14, 2013
The sunspot is ten times larger than our planet and can produce X-class flares, the most intense of the Sun.
The huge new spot was detected two days ago on the surface of the sun. Its name is AR 1654 is ten times larger than Earth and is moving slowly, with the solar rotation, aiming to finish in a few days straight our planet.
According to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration): “magnetic activity in this region indicates that there is a 5% chance that AR 1654 produced in the coming days X class flares, the most intense of which the sun is capable. Depending on its intensity, solar flares are classified, from smallest to largest, with the letters A, B, C, M and X “.
“Right now, and as if it were an immense canyon, the big spot slowly moving towards a position that will put it right in front of the Earth.”