Our Sun is surprising with its behavior. Every day there is an alert of the arrival of geomagnetic storms on the earth. It is all because of the cycle through which the Sun is passing. According to scientists, our Sun is going through its 11-year cycle and is in a very active phase. Because of this, there will be explosions in the Sun till the year 2025. These explosions will cause solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CME). According to the information being received now, after the explosion around a sunspot ‘AR 3076’ on the Sun, the Sun released ‘dark plasma’ into space. This event was recorded by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. This solar flare explosion was seen on August 14, which is now moving very fast towards the Earth.
spaceweather.com According to this, this solar flare, moving at a speed of more than 600 km / s, exploded in the outer atmosphere of the Sun. This also led to a coronal mass ejection (CME). New images from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) show that the focus of the CME is toward Earth. If their direction is towards the Earth, then geomagnetic storms occur on our planet, which can affect satellites and the power grid on Earth.
Significantly, coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, are large clouds of solar plasma. After a solar explosion, these clouds spread into the Sun’s magnetic field in space. Due to their rotation in space, they expand and often they reach a distance of several lakh miles. Sometimes they collide with the magnetic field of the planets. When their direction is towards the Earth, they can cause geomagnetic disturbances. Due to these, there can be short circuit in satellites and power grid can be affected. If their effect is high, they can also put the astronauts in Earth’s orbit at risk.
Space experts have warned that this solar flare can affect the Earth. Space Weather has said in its report that on August 17, a medium geomagnetic storm can occur in the afternoon. Talk about solar flares, when the Sun’s magnetic energy is released, solar flares are formed from the light and particles emitted from it. These flares are the most powerful explosions ever in our solar system, releasing energy comparable to billions of hydrogen bombs.