All Flare, No Action

Two massive sunspots each one larger than our planet, are putting on a show.  Earth facing spots 1579 and 1582 are large enough to be viewed without aid. as long as haze or partial cloud cover filters the Sun’s intensity. While spectacular they a considered harmless, with very little chance of a flare.  Solar wind is currently a paltry 287 Km/second, so rest easy.

Sunspots photographed by Lauri  Kangkas of Fort Francis, Ontario