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Partial Solar Eclipse 10/23/14

Mid eclipse with an amazing sunspot! Sunspot 2192 is the largest sunspot group recorded so far in Solar Cycle 24 which began in 2009. It is about the size of Jupiter... it's Huge!!! You could fit 1000 Earth's inside Jupiter!!!. Solar cycles typically last about 11 years and chart the rise and decline of sunspots, flares and other solar activity.