NASA has discovers a big 75000 miles wide hole in the Sun

Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory first detected the huge spot last week, and it appears to have lingered through to this week

The sunspot, called AR2665, is big enough to be seen from Earth and has been monitored by Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory over the last week. To get a sense of scale, the dark core of the sunspot is larger than Earth.

Sunspots are darker, cooler areas on the surface of the sun, caused by interactions with the sun's magnetic field.

The sun is now heading into a solar minimum, and its surface had been spot-free for two days before this new sunspot came into view.

Cape Canaveral, July14:NASA has discovered a huge 75,000 miles wide hole in the Sun, larger than the size of our planet Earth. To help viewers perceive the vastness of the sunspot, NASA has added a small black circle at the bottom of the screen showing the approximate size of Earth.

The American space agency's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the imagery between 5th and 11th of July.

According to NASA, the spot seems to be growing at a fast pace.

The sun goes through a natural 11-year cycle, from the solar maximum-with its highest level of activity identified with numerous sunspots-to the solar minimum-with the least activity and the fewest sunspots.

This image of a massive sunspot on the sun shows the full size of the feature as compared to the Earth (inset).

They tend to appear in regions of intense magnetic activity, and when that energy is released, solar flares and huge storms erupt from sunspots.

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