Big explosion again in Sun, solar storm moving towards Earth at dangerous speed
According to Spaceweather.com, this solar flare burst into the outer atmosphere of the Sun, moving at a speed of more than 600 km/s. This also created a coronal mass ejection (CME). New images from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) show that the focus of the CME is towards Earth. If their direction is towards the Earth, then geomagnetic storms occur on our planet, which can affect the satellites and the power grid on the Earth.
Significantly, coronal mass ejections ie CMEs are large clouds of solar plasma. After the solar explosion, these clouds are spread in space by the Sun’s magnetic field. Due to their rotation in space, they expand and often they reach a distance of several million miles. Sometimes it collides with the magnetic field of the planets. When their direction is towards the earth, it can cause geomagnetic disturbances. Due to these, there may be a short circuit in the satellites and the power grid may be affected. When their effect is high, they can also endanger the astronauts present in the Earth’s orbit.
Space experts have warned that this solar flare can affect the Earth. Space Weather has told in its report that on August 17, a moderate geomagnetic storm may occur in the afternoon. Talk about solar flare, when the magnetic energy of the Sun is released, solar flares are formed from the light and particles coming out of it. These flares are the most powerful explosions ever recorded in our solar system, releasing energy comparable to billions of hydrogen bombs.
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