Solar flares feared as a Sunspot grows thrice the size of Earth; Blackouts and GPS disruptions likely

After a sunspot grew as large as the diameter of three Earths put together, the fear of an X-class solar flare erupting in our direction has increased. If that happens, the Earth could suffer massive radio blackouts and GPS disruptions. This week has been filled with dangerous new developments on the Sun. On Monday, as … Read more

Giant sunspot that can emit strong solar flares is facing Earth, experts raise concern

Space watchers have spotted a giant sunspot triple the size of the Earth, expressing concern over its potential to beam medium-class (M-class) solar flares towards the Earth. NASA heliophysicist C. Alex Young, writing at EarthSky, said that between Sunday and Monday, Sunspot AR3038 more than doubled in size, making it several times wider than Earth’s … Read more