Giant sunspot risks blasting Earth 

Strong solar flares could be released from a large sunspot that is growing on the Earth-facing side of the Sun.

Astronomers have issued a warning about the potential for widespread disruption.

One of four sunspot regions being watched that have a significant flare potential is sunspot region 3089.

despite the fact that it is the only one capable of causing a strong geomagnetic storm to develop in the Earth's atmosphere.

This sunspot area was busy a few days ago, but it has now become much quieter. It is notable because it has a magnetic delta structure.

The most recent report from SpaceWeatherLive, which monitors solar and auroral activity in real-time, mentioned the sunspot region.

It has the potential to produce an X-class flare, which is the largest sort of flare, because there is a magnetic delta structure there.

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