The sun is our mother star, which provides our life on Earth. However, like any other object in the universe, it has its secrets and mysteries. Astronomers recently discovered a giant spot on the surface of the Sun that can be observed even without the use of a telescope.
This spot was spotted earlier this month and continues to move across the surface of the Sun. The spot is about 16,000 kilometers in diameter, about 20 times the diameter of Earth. It is one of the largest sunspots in the past few years.
A spot is an area of the Sun’s surface where magnetic fields become very strong and create dark spots on the surface. These magnetic fields can cause solar storms that can affect our life on Earth.
Solar storms can cause electronic malfunctions, damage satellites, and even threaten the health of astronauts. Therefore, monitoring sunspots is an important part of astronomers’ work and space research.
Although a sunspot can be seen with the naked eye, it is safer to observe it through special filters or telescopes. You should never look directly at the Sun, as this can cause serious eye damage.
Interestingly, sunspots have been known since antiquity. For example, Chinese astronomers noticed sunspots as early as 364 BC. They were the first to register their position and movement.
Today, astronomers use a variety of tools to study sunspots and their effect on our lives. They study the magnetic fields that cause sunspots and try to predict solar storms. This helps us better understand our star and protect ourselves from its effects.