Bad Astronomy

What a dramatic sunspot!

Active sunspots are pretty dramatic all by themselves, but a little over-the-top music can’t hurt.

This spot has been spitting out some low-level activity, but the Sun is tricksy. We’ll see if we get some bigger ones as this thing rotates in our direction over the next few days. Be on alert for aurorae!

[Footage by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory]

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