A powerful solar flare has gone through space and it’s coming to the planet The earth Wednesday (February 2).
In the early hours of Saturday morning (January 30), a coronal mass ejection, a powerful explosion near Sunsurface of, erupting into space following a class M1 solar flare. US class Solar radiation are medium-scale space weather events that can cause temporary radio loss on Earth, according to the European Space Agency.
The outburst, which comes from a sunspot called AR2936, was particularly long-lasting, possibly lasting more than four hours, said astronomer Tony Phillips. Reporting at Spaceweather.com.
This outburst is a type of CME known as a “halo CME”, which appears larger than the sun in coronagraph images obtained by the sungazing spacecraft as solar particles approach Earth, appearing like a halo. round halo.
Solar particles from this CME halo will hit Earth starting Wednesday, as predicted in a forecasting model from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Spaceweather.com reported.
According to Spaceweather.com, it is possible that with the arrival of the CME on Earth, we could experience a G2-class geomagnetic storm. This is a moderate, “low-hazard” geomagnetic storm, an event type that can cause hours of damage. Aurora from the Arctic Circle into the northern United States and as far south as New York. These types of events do not interfere with the grid or satellites.
This event shows the current solar cycle, which astronomers call 25 . solar cycle, exceeding its expected limit. This 11-year solar cycle has seen more sunspots than predicted and stronger than experts expected, according to Spaceweather.com. While the climax of the solar cycle is difficult to predict, experts have said that the cycle may peak around 2025.
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