Solar Storms Heading Towards Earth - Solar Flare

By - Voy Trips

The solar flare was caused by the release of magnetic energy associated with sunspots on the Sun’s surface

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The solar flare also triggered multiple eruptions from the Sun that prompted geomagnetic storm watches for later this week

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A geomagnetic storm is a disturbance in Earth’s magnetic field caused by charged particles from the Sun

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These particles can interact with Earth’s atmosphere and cause geomagnetic currents, which can affect power grids, satellites, radio communications, and navigation systems

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The intensity of a geomagnetic storm is measured by its peak flux density, which is the amount of energy carried by the particles per unit area per unit time

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There is a possibility of another solar flare hitting Earth soon. A group of giant sunspots on the Sun has increased solar activity and may send a powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) towards Earth

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There is a possibility of another solar flare hitting Earth soon. A group of giant sunspots on the Sun has increased solar activity and may send a powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) towards Earth

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A CME is a large cloud of plasma and magnetic fields that erupts from the Sun’s corona. A CME can carry more energy than a solar flare and can cause more severe effects on Earth

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The NOAA has raised an alert about the potential impacts of these solar events on Earth. They have advised people to stay vigilant near dawn and dusk, as these are the times when radio blackouts are most likely to occur

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They have also recommended people to use alternative methods of communication and navigation in case of disruptions due to geomagnetic storms or CMEs

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