Sunspot Active Region 1302 could potentially blow electrical circuits around the world

A sunspot over 60,000 miles in diameter is shooting out huge solar flares that could potentially blow the circuits of every electrical product on earth.

U.S. space scientists have detected two X-class solar eruptions from 1302 -- the most extreme -- this week. One that occurred on Sept. 24 produced an amazing light orchestra over England last night but, the sunspots are not yet aligned with earth.

The sunspot is known as Active Region 1302 and is producing short, but powerful bursts of radiation creating a northern lights effect.

When the sunspots are aligned with earth, we could see some potentially damaging flares.

NASA have stated that "anything electrical" can be affected by the activity.

Dr Ian Griffin an Astronomer and CEO of Science Oxford said: "Active Region 1302 is the source of all of the auroras seen yesterday, and may well be the source of some more auroras over the next few nights."

Space weather forecasters have predicted a high probability that more flares will occur in the next 24 hours with a risk of some eruptions directed at earth as the sunspot crosses the solar disk.

They are also predicting a fantastic display of light for the next few nights, for sky-watchers in the UK.

A sunspot can only occur when magnetic fields on the sun reach the surface and cool down according to experts.

The larger the sunspot, the bigger and more intense the flares and with the length of AR 1302 measured at a huge 62,000 miles - many times bigger than the earth - we could see some fantastic displays - and some electrical difficulties.