Astronomers have captured video footage of a massive sunspot that is seven times wider than Earth. The sunspot, designated AR3354, appeared on Monday, June 26, and disappeared by Sunday, July 2.
This enormous dark spot on the sun had grown significantly since its formation and could be seen with the naked eye. However, caution was advised when observing the sun, and it was essential to wear solar glasses or use solar filters to protect the eyes.
Solar physicist Keith Strong shared a timelapse video on Twitter, showcasing the sunspot's movement across the sun's surface. Strong noted that the sunspot had been growing rapidly and was larger than Earth.
Sunspots are formed due to intense magnetic field activity on the sun's surface.