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Sunspots during solar eclipse? Probably

Add sunspots to the list of wondrous sights to look for during the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017

On August 14, 2017, a new active region showing small sunspots appeared on the eastern limb, or edge, of the surface of the sun. If this region on the sun remains active or evolves, the new sunspot(s) will – for those with access to telescopes – complement other amazing sights during the total solar eclipse of Monday, August 21, 2017. That’s great news and unexpected, since we’re now so near Solar Minimum, an 11-year cycle of activity on the sun, and sunspots aren’t as frequent this year as they were a few years ago. reported on August 14:

Suddenly, the eastern limb of the sun is crackling with minor solar flares, heralding the approach of a new sunspot …

The coming…

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