The final snapshot of the biggest sunspot of the year

The largest sunspot of the year AR2665 will disappear from the face of the Sun today. The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory took this farewell photo.

The rising magnetic vault of the sunspot seems to wave goodbye. Within two weeks the AR2665 will move along the far side of the Sun, beyond our visual field, and will no longer be able to influence our planet.

Geo-effective solar flares will resume in early August if the sunspot does not dissipate and return to its original location.

By the way, in the near future, solar activity will decline, and sunspots will be less. The reason is that the Sun enters the solar minimum period, which will last from 2019 to 2020.