NASA has confirmed in a recent post the existence of a 75,000-mile-wide (1,20,701 km) hole on the Sun that could affect the Earth.
The space agency named this hole – AR2665. It can produce radiation storms on the Earth and affect our communication satellites. Electricity shortages are also a possibility in some parts of the planet.
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The hole can be viewed from Earth with the help of a powerful telescope that comes with a good solar filter.
Nasa said, “A new sunspot group has rotated into view and seems to be growing rather quickly. It is the first sunspot to appear after the sun was spotless for two days, and it is the only sunspot group on the sun at this moment. It could be the source for some solar flares, but it is too early to predict just what it will do.”
— NASA (@NASA) July 12, 2017
Although these holes appear like “freckles” on the sun’s surface, their dark core is actually larger in size than the Earth.