Electric Sunspot. 13 April 2019

Backyard astronomers are getting some great shots of sunspot AR12738 as it rotates around to become Earth facing.
Sunspots are a rare sight in 2019 as the sun enters the least active part of its 11 year sunspot cycle.
Sunspots can create storms, eruptions and earthquakes by transferring energy to Earth as magnetised electric currents.
The magnetised electric currents are seen as auroras.
Sunspot AR12378 isn't flaring up too much at the moment but will inevitably have some effect on Earth.

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