Sunspots are known for their presence on the Sun's surface as circular or planet-size regions.

Their size varies depending on the region, with some smaller or larger than the others.

In the latest space developments, a giant sunspot facing Earth has been detected.

The sunspot is known as AR3038 and is reportedly being monitored by the Solar Dynamics Observatory of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

AR3038 has doubled its size in the past 24 hours as of Monday evening, June 20.

The growing sunspot is yet to hit Earth but reports suggested that there is a chance for it to occur.

This is due to the trajectory between AR3038 and Earth, as cited by

Sunspots are regions of the Sun which are relatively darker and cooler than other areas on the Sun's surface, according to the NASA.

These so-called "dark spots" have been considered as a gateway for solar storms, such as solar flares.

The US space agency added that sunspots can reach temperatures by up to 6,500 degrees Fahrenheit.

While this temperature is extremely hot , it is nothing compared to other parts of the Sun that can reach nearly 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

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