If this goes on…

From SpaceWeather.com:

BIG SUNSPOT: In less than 48 hours, sunspot 720 has blossomed from an almost invisible speck into a dark behemoth 5 times wider than Earth.

You know, one of the hazards of reading science fiction is that one sees a probably innocuous item like this and starts conjuring up apocalyptic the-sun-is-going-to-explode (or worse, go out) scenarios in one’s head.

Actually, the idea that the sun is about to go dark and condemn us all to freezing to death is particularly easy to conjure up at the moment, when it’s -34 C here and the windchill is -47 C….

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