The video clip shows the Sun peppered with groups of sunspots over almost nine days (July 24 - August 1, 2012). These spots have been the source of numerous flare and coronal mass ejections. This is a harbinger of things to come as the Sun approaches its period of maximum activity in 2013. Note that the sunspots and activity is in the southern hemisphere, which has been the source of much of the activity the past couple of months: before that most of the activity had been in the northern hemisphere.
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