10/21/02 - AR0162 and 0165 were among the most amazing spots I observed during the entire 60-day program. On October 19, AR0162 spanned 22 degrees — which is over 13 earth diameters. A few days later it was even bigger, at 27 degrees or 16 earth diameters — comprised of over 60 sunspots before it started to decay. Classified FKC — "F" for bipolar group greater than 15 degrees in length, "K" for the humongous spot larger than 2.5 degrees, and "C" for compact distribution of spots containing many spots with some having their own penumbra. It was visible until November 1st.
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