An explosion of radioactive INTENSE fired from the Sun is expected to destroy Earth’s atmosphere tomorrow, according to space weathermongers.
Hot matter, known as Ambient Mass Exaggeration (CME) spewed out from our nearest star on January 30 after a massive solar flare.
It is currently on a collision course with our planet, and it is predicted to arrive in the early hours of Wednesday, according to data from Nasa’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.
Astronomer Dr Tony Phillips said the highly charged particle cloud could trigger the Northern Lights at higher latitudes.
Writing on his website spaceweather.comtracking solar activity, he explained that the CME could cause a G2-rated solar storm on Earth.
Dr Phillps said: “Moderately strong G2 class geomagnetic storms are possible after the arrival of the CME.
“During such storms, the aurora can extend beyond the Arctic Circle to the northernmost states of the United States from New York to Minnesota to Washington.
“However, the grid and satellites are not in danger. This is a low-hazard ‘aurora-only’ space weather event.”
Solar storms are caused by the CME, which is an ejection of hot matter called plasma from the Sun’s outer layer.
They could lead to the appearance of colorful auroras by energizing particles in our planet’s atmosphere.
Each solar storm is graded by severity on a scale of one to five, with G1 described as “minor” and G5 as “extreme”.
At the upper end of the scale, storms wreak havoc on our planet’s magnetic field, which can disrupt electricity and communications networks.
“Hazardous radiation from a fire cannot pass through Earth’s atmosphere to affect humans on the ground,” Nasa said.
“However – when intense enough – they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel.”
Thankfully, Wednesday’s blaze was not powerful enough to impact life or technology on Earth.
In the past, larger solar flares have wreaked havoc on our planet.
In 1989, a powerful solar eruption sent so many charged particles to Earth that the Canadian province of Quebec lost power for nine hours.
In addition to causing problems with our technology, they can harm astronauts working on the International Space Station, through exposure to radiation or by interfering with control communications. mission control.
The Earth’s magnetic field helps protect us from the harsher consequences of the Sun’s sparks.
Weaker rays of the sun are responsible for auroras like the Northern Lights.
Those natural light displays are examples of Earth’s magnetosphere being bombarded by the solar wind, creating bright green and blue screens.
The Sun is currently entering a new 11-year solar cycle, which often sees increasingly intense and extreme eruptions and flares.
These events are expected to peak around 2025, and it is expected that the Solar Orbiter will observe all of them as it heads towards its goal of flying within 26 million miles of the sun.
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