Sunspot AR1515 grows 10 times wider than Earth

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http://www.itwire.com – Featured | Written by: William AtkinsThe Earth has been experiences extraordinary amounts of solar activity from the Sun over the past months, and sunspot AR1515 is definitely no exception as it gains strength and size. Sunspot AR1515 has grown more than 10 times wider than the Earth. It has grown in size to encompass an area 62,137 miles (100,000 kilometers) long. According to SpaceWeather.com, "The active region is crackling with M-class solar flares and seems poised to produce even stronger X-flares in the days ahead." The latest solar flare, from sunspot AR1515, was felt at 5:47 a.m. East (IT news)