SOHO, the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory, is a spacecraft operated by ESA and NASA to study the Sun.
You can see realtime and historical images captured by the spacecraft at https://sohowww.nasc...ime-images.html
Images from space clearly show a umbra, penumnra, and plage characteristic of a uni-polar sunspot.
The sunspot is identified as AR2882. Visit spaceweather.com for more details.
Observers of any phenomenon do well to assume the most prosaic explanation. Only with extraordinary evidence can an extraordinary origin be postulated.
Edited by Tailspin45, 15 October 2021 - 10:18 AM.