a strong solar flare Orbit M-5 collided with Earth this morning, causing a radio blackout on area of Australia and All New Zealand, This ejection of solar energy occurred at a location on the Sun that is currently very active.
As reported by SpaceWeather.com, The sunspot named AR3141 has erupted this November 7th (at 00:11 UT), produces an impulsive solar flare of orbit M5. The radiation has ionized the upper part of Earth’s atmosphere, causing a shortwave radio blackout in the South Pacific, which includes parts of Australia and all of New Zealand.
This is how solar flames affect the earth
The Sun is at the peak of its solar cycle. This means that the solar corona (its atmosphere) is waking up, so new dark spots appear on its surface, which are Areas where magnetic fields are particularly strong.
NASA explains that sunspots can cause sudden bursts of energy called solar flares. Solar flames release a lot of radiation into space. even the strongest can interfere with our radio communications here in earth. The lightest are classified as M1, medium M5 (as of this Monday) and the strongest as class X.
Solar flares are sometimes accompanied by coronal mass ejections (CMEs), which are giant bubbles of radiation and particles from the Sun that can reach near-Earth regions and trigger the intense northern lights and in power utility networks. can interfere, which can happen in the worst case Power cuts and power cuts. This is known as a geomagnetic storm.
“So far No signs of emergence of CME from the site of the explosion; Confirmation awaits additional data from SOHO,” SpaceWeather.com reported for the current event.
Exactly 6th November 21 Years of G4’s Greatest Geomagnetic Storm, the strongest. “The skies over Central Europe were glowing red and purple,” recalled a witness who was able to photograph the event from Saxony, Germany.