Huge sunspot to blast Earth with the high-energy solar flare
Earth’s Worst Solar Storm In Decades? This Gaint Sun Spot May Deliver Severe Effects with the high-energy solar flare.
An “enormous sunspot” that has doubled in size in the last 24 hours is being closely monitored by space weather researchers.
The solar surface’s unstable patch is directly facing Earth, so if it bursts, it could send solar flares our way.
Although a solar flare is not predicted to occur anytime soon, it is possible if the sunspot continues to develop and act in an unsteady manner.
According to the specialists at SpaceWeather.com: “AR3038, a large sunspot, was seen yesterday.
“It has grown enormously in recent years. In just 24 hours, the rapidly expanding sunspot has doubled in size.
“AR3038 is directly facing Earth and features an unstable ‘beta-gamma’ magnetic field that stores energy for M-class solar flares.”
What is Sun Spot?
Sunspots are dark patches on the Sun that form as a result of magnetism within the burning mass. They can survive anywhere from a few hours to a few months before breaking down and being termed ‘dead.’
Solar Flare Effect on Earth
Solar flares are not produced by all sunspots, but when they do, they can have an influence on Earth. There’s also the possibility that sunspots will produce solar flares that don’t reach Earth. The Sun sends off a lot of flares into space.
In their study, the astronomers at SpaceWeather.com mentioned an M-class flare. An M-class flare is considered medium-intensity, and if it impacts Earth, it might create brief radio blackouts around the planet’s poles, as well as satellite communication problems.
They can also cause varying-intensity solar storms.
What are Solar Flares
Solar flares are explosions of solar energy that occasionally strike Earth.
A solar flare is an extreme burst of radiation caused by the release of magnetic energy linked with sunspots, Nasa explains.
“Particles (electrons, protons, and heavier particles) are also accelerated at flares,” he adds.
Solar flares can last only a few minutes or might send out long streams of radiation.
The good news is that Earth’s magnetic field generally protects humanity from the harmful effects of solar flares.
They don’t endanger human health on Earth, but they do occasionally jeopardize astronaut safety.
Solar storms have the potential to produce beautiful natural light displays, such as the Northern Lights.
Auroras occur when the Earth’s magnetic field is battered by the solar wind, resulting in a beautiful green and blue displays.