Our Sun is going through its 11 year cycle and is in a very active phase. Because of this, huge solar eruptions are likely to happen again and again. In this sequence, solar winds of high speed emanating from a ‘hole’ in the surface of the Sun have increased the possibility of geomagnetic storms on Earth. Today i.e. on August 3, it can have an effect on the earth. Recently, the US space agency NASA said in a warning that the explosions in the Sun will continue till the year 2025. Because of this, satellites and astronauts can be affected. Electricity grids may be affected. This is Solar Cycle 25, which has been started from December 2019.
spaceweather.com In its report, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has predicted this. It has been found that ‘Gaseous material is flowing through a southern hole in the Sun’s atmosphere.’ Earth-orbiting satellites on Sunday discovered an explosion in the Sun’s northeastern region that, when combined with solar flares, could cause a geomagnetic storm.
At the same time, NASA says that in the year 2025, we will reach the peak of the Sun’s 11-year solar cycle, which is also called Solar Maximum. Because of this, the chances of coronal mass ejection (CME) and solar flares will increase greatly. During this period the Sun changes from a quiet ball of fire to an active and stormy sphere and then becomes calm. During this, coronal mass ejections and solar flares are emitted from the Sun towards the Earth. Because of this, geomagnetic storms occur on Earth.
These storms can also form aurora, about which astronomers around the world are curious. Talking about solar flares, when the Sun’s magnetic energy is released, then 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.