This sunspot is teeming with activity and observers with solar telescopes have witnessed "Ellerman Bombs" going off on the surface. These bombs are explosions about one-millionth as powerful as a true solar flare and appear as white specs around the visible sunspot.
Sunspot AR953 is growing ever more complex and now harbours energy for X-class solar flares. X-class flares are the largest in the solar flare categorization. These flares are major events that can trigger planet-wide radio blackouts and long-lasting radiation storms, but don't worry - they pose no threat to us here on Earth!