New Active Large Sunspot Coming Into View

New sunspot 5/26/15

New rather active looking sun spot is coming into view.

We could see a continuation of the recent rather heavy solar weather as a new, not yet named sunspot comes into view. There is no current adverse space weather but this new spot looming into view looks rather large and active as it rounds the into view from the far side  of the sun.

You can watch live video of this spot as it rounds the sun and becomes Earth facing on the KnowledgeOrb Solar Video Page.In the last month there have been several alerts and warnings and this spot may be the beginning of some new space weather activity.

View of sunspot from SOHO in AIA 151 band

View of sunspot from SOHO in AIA 171 band

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