Experts have revealed that a solar storm, traveling more than 1.3 million kilometers per hour, is scheduled to hit Earth today.
And “revolutionary magnetic filaments” were launched into the solar system by the sun at a speed of 328 kilometers per second, and they could collide with the Earth. The solar storm was caused by a swirling pool of magnetism beneath the surface of the sun, known as sunspots.
And when experts say that sunspots are cooler than the rest of the star, their average temperature is still above 3,500 degrees Celsius – although this is a drop from the average surface temperature of the Sun of 5,500 degrees Celsius.
As the magnetic field builds up, it increases pressure in sunspots that can erupt as a solar flare or coronal mass ejection (CME).
Astronomers said the next CME could reach Earth today, or on May 13.
And when that happens, it can lead to issues with satellite-based technology.
Space enthusiasts said it could ignite a G1 geomagnetic storm.
A solar storm with this energy could lead to “weak fluctuations in the power grid” and could have “little impact on satellite operations.”
This is because when the particles bomb the Earth’s magnetic shield, they cause it to expand, making it difficult to penetrate the satellite signals.
Astronomer Tony Phillips wrote on his space weather website: “CME is coming. The solar storm cloud on May 12 or 13 is expected to reach Earth due to magnetic filament eruption on May 9. It could ignite G1 geomagnetic storms and auroras at Earth”. High latitude “.
Often times, the sun emits a solar flare that, in turn, releases energy into space.
Some of these solar flares can strike Earth, and they are often harmless to our planet.
However, the sun can also emit solar flares so strong that they can paralyze Earth’s technology.
Previous studies revealed that the sun emits an intense solar flare every 25 years on average, the last of which hit the Earth in 1989.
While it is impossible to predict when and where a massive solar storm will occur, it is bound to hit the planet in the future.