The Sun enters the most intense part of its 11-year cycle, which means we can expect much more activity from our star.
Sun activity can occur in a variety of ways, and it is vital that researchers monitor our star closely for all the dangerous charged particles that are moving in our direction. On October 10, researchers observed an M-class solar flare causing the eruption of a coronal magnetic emission (CME) that lay to the earth. Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have predicted the arrival of the CME by October 11th.
According to Spaceweather.com en SpaceWeatherNews.com, it is expected that the CME en route to Earth G1 to G2 class will spark geomagnetic storms. In addition, reports indicate that if a moderately strong G2 storm occurs, U.S. residents may see aurorae to the south as a line connecting New York with Oregon. It should be noted that this CME has an extremely low chance of affecting electrical networks on a global scale. Moreover, this CME is classified as a “halo CME”, because CMEs go directly to Earth causing a 360-degree halo around the sun.
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