A sunspot – a “cosmic cannon” 20 times larger than Earth – can bombard planets, cause geomagnetic storms and release large flows of energy at speeds of up to 1.8 million kilometers per hour .
Expected entry March 31 and April 1 The intense bombardment from this cannon 20 times larger than Earth will extend from the planet’s atmosphere, causing the polar regions to “burn” with extremely powerful auroras.
This discovery follows the discovery of another sunspot 30 times further away than Earth, which a few days ago caused pink auroras in the United States and shortwave radio outages in some places. When the first snout turned away from the Earth, the second snout appeared.
New sunspot is 20 times larger than Earth
New sunspot 20 times larger than Earth – (Photo: NASA).
The flares and fireballs (coronal mass ejections – CME) that sunspots trigger when they collide with the magnetosphere create geomagnetic storms, which can cause auroras and disrupt the electrical, radio, positioning system.
However, this time, scientists expect that it will not cause any harm to Earth.
Professor of Space Physics Matthew Owens from the University of Reading (UK) said Business Insider that this sunspot is likely to appear at the Sun’s equator, a location that makes scientists almost certain that Earth will be hit by bullets on March 31 and April 1.
He predicts that the speed of the solar wind it emits is about 800 to 1.8 million miles per hour.
The Sun is gradually reaching the peak of its 11-year activity cycle and is expected to continue bombarding Earth in similar events. It also raises concerns because too powerful a shot from too large a black hole can completely damage satellites, even causing widespread power and radio network outages.
Many space and ground observatories still closely monitor the Sun and attempt to predict extreme events, including NASA’s SDO spacecraft, ESA’s SOHO, and ground-based agencies such as the U.S. National Atmospheric Administration for the Atmosphere and Oceans (NOAA).
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A sunspot – a “cosmic cannon” 20 times larger than Earth – can bombard planets, cause geomagnetic storms and release flows of energy…