The spot is visible on the AIA 193 channel (http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/latest/latest_1024_0193.jpg) since yesterday.
2012 doomsday-theorists should be delighted."
Link to Original Source
Slashdot stories can be listened to in audio form via an RSS feed, as read by our own robotic overlord.
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." -- Albert Einstein