“The Sun sneezes and the Earth catches a cold” is a metaphor to explain the effect of a massive star on our world and the entire planetary system. The radiations emanating from Surya Raja directly affect our daily lives, being capable of producing a dangerous result.
Ever since a ferocious sunspot appeared on our giant star, which is four times the size of Earth, scientists around the world have been closely monitoring every detail of the phenomenon.
In just two days it registered exponential growth and has since been studied to find out whether it can cause the famous solar storms or flares, radiation ejections that have an effect on our atmosphere.
From this common element it is possible to generate: geomagnetic storms; more intense northern lights; Damage to satellites and communication systems or dangerous radiation to astronauts.
On the surface of the Sun, there are cells called granules that transfer heat from beneath the solar surface to the surface.
The web of these granules – called supergranules – can stretch for some 18,000 miles! pic.twitter.com/FGQmj8kFeY
— NASA Sun & Space (@NASASun) May 31, 2023
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Studies by astronomers and various fields of medicine show that solar storms have a significant impact on human health.
Solar storm eruptions can increase radiation in Earth’s atmosphere, which can have negative effects on our health.
We all know that the planet’s atmosphere and magnetic field protect us from solar radiation to a great extent. However, in the hypothetical case of extreme events, such as massive sunspots, there is a risk of increased radiation exposure, which may be harmful to health.
This recently discovered sunspot belongs to the X category. This is the name of the most intense and powerful flares. They represent the most significant solar eruptions that released large amounts of energy.
Class X flares have radiated energy greater than 10^(-4) watts per square meter.