Sunspot Size Winner Photo

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Sunspot size winner. Active region 10486 became the largest sunspot seen by SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory). It unleashed a spectacular show on October 28, 2003. An X 17.2 flare, the second largest flare observed by SOHO and the third largest ever recorded, blasted off a strong and fast moving Coronal Mass Ejection. The spot occupied an area equal to about 15 Earths. It later fired off the largest X-ray flare recorded, on November 4, 2003.

Date Taken: October 28, 2003

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