What is happening to the sun? Giant sunspot on the solar surface spews out SIXTH massive flare in a week

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A giant sunspot on the solar surface has erupted for the sixth time in a week.

It is the third major flare in the last 48 hours, from the sunspot which is 14 times larger than Earth and almost as big as Jupiter.

Nasa said the activity confirms the areas as the largest active region seen on the sun in 24 years

‘A giant active region on the sun erupted on Oct. 26, 2014, with its sixth substantial flare since Oct. 19,’ Nasa said.

‘This flare was classified as an X2-class flare and it peaked at 6:56 a.m. EDT.

‘This is the third X-class flare in 48 hours, erupting from the largest active region seen on the sun in 24 years.

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