Now this is truly and anomalous… normally I’m sending links and stories to the Anomalist, the popular website of Patrick Huyghe, of which Rick Stokes is the news editor. However, today (perhaps due to a magnetic polarity shift in Earth’s sun?) Rick emailed me quite an interesting idea for a change! Here’s what my he had to say, regarding to the story I had been following about the strange geometric shape of the recent sunspot that appeared after a month-long absence of plasmoid activity on the solar surface:

Oddly enough, the sunspot looks as though it has more than four sides.

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Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at