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Huge, potentially disruptive sunspot will swing round to face Earth this weekend

A giant sunspot on the far side of the Sun will face Earth this weekend, potentially wreaking havoc on our planet with a geomagnetic storm.

The spot is so big that it changes the way Sun vibrates, according to spaceweather.com. When the dark spot throws up a clot of plasma Earth, it could disrupt our magnetic field and affect GPS and communications satellites in low-Earth orbits, as well as aircraft navigation systems. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Forecast Center issued a forecast on August 6-7 for a choppy geomagnetic field around the Earth, which could mean auroras, although it’s not yet clear if it will turn into a full-blown solar storm.

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