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The sun is becoming active again

7 Nov 2020, 11:26 UTC
The sun is becoming active again
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View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Radu Anghel in Bacau, Romania wrote, “Sun and the active region 2781 on November 6, 2020.” This giant sunspot region – labeled AR 2781 – has been making its way across the visible surface of the sun in recent days. The sun’s new 11-year cycle of activity (Cycle 25) has just started, after being at a low ebb in recent years. Expect sunspots to become more common in the years ahead. Read more about Cycle 25.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Aurelian Neacsu in Visina, Dambovita, Romania wrote on November 6: “The sun today. Some new spots can be seen on its surface, a sign that it is increasingly active. Photo taken through solar filter telescope.” Thank you, Aurelian!
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Victor C. Rogus in Sedona, Arizona captured this close-up of AR 2781 on November 5, 2020. Thank you, Victor!
Bottom line: Photos from the EarthSky community of an active region on the sun – a giant sunspot regin – known as AR 2781. It was making its way across the sun’s visible surface last week, but will soon rotate out of view, moving to the back side of ...

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