A gigantic hole just opened up on the sun. Such coronal holes appear from time to time and are perfectly normal. Even if they look totally scary. This time it is not just a magnetic canyon. No, it’s a giant hole that opened up in the sun’s corona.

A massive new “hole in the sun,” or a big patch of black in the corona, was spotted on Monday, July 11, 2016. While it looks and sounds worrying, there’s nothing to fear here. These holes – which can take up as much as a quarter of the sun’s surface – appear from time to time lasting for weeks or even months at a time. FULL REPORT