A Sunspot Twice The Size Of Earth

Sunspot 982 flared up over the weekend, and it looks totally awesome. Not only is it humongous, but it has these two cool-looking dark filaments sticking out of it. Photographer Greg Piepol took this picture using a regular Coronado SolarMax 90 Ha telescope. Another awesome sunspot pic after the jump.

A Sunspot Twice The Size Of Earth

This one comes from photographer John Nassr in Baguio, Philippines.