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Strange Solar Flare Strikes Earth; Scientists Intrigued

A strange solar storm began to affect Earth at midnight on June 25 and persisted throughout the following day as the probability of solar flare explosion on the Sun increased.

The magnetic poles of the sun change polarity every 11 years. Solar activity fluctuates during these 11 years as the poles approach their switcheroo. This reflects an increase in solar intensity during the so-called “Solar Maximum” and a decrease during the “Solar Minimum” in the sunspot activity as well as solar flares that spew massive volumes of radiation into space.

Researchers observed far fewer sunspots than usual, which they used to conclude that the last phase ended in December 2019. However, the sun has been extremely active since late 2021, releasing more solar wind including coronal mass ejections. Many people in the industry are quite concerned about the fact that these extremely energetic events have now entered Earth’s upper atmosphere and are beginning to cause certain lower-orbiting satellites to begin falling toward the planet.

The solar storm on June 25 was powerful enough to disrupt the electricity grid and bring about the breathtaking Auroras, which persisted until June 29. According to specialists at Spaceweather.com, “Forecasters don’t know the cause. A sudden CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) that was embedded in the solar wind is the main suspect.” Minor power fluctuations were also brought on by the power grid’s impact.

It’s interesting to note that this solar storm coincided with another incredibly unusual event, when Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn aligned up to illuminate the night sky.

This solar storm developed after NASA researchers warned that the Sunspot in Solar Region 3038 posed a threat of solar flare explosion. Sunspots, which can grow and disappear over days or weeks, are described by NASA as dark regions on the surface of the sun that contain intense magnetic fields that are continually fluctuating. They appear when powerful magnetic fields penetrate the solar surfaces and permit a small amount of cooling.

As per tech Hindustan times, This sunspot could release M-class solar flares that could harm the Earth physically. GPS issues and blackouts could result. Furthermore, if the solar storm is severe enough, it could destroy all of the technical infrastructures on the planet.

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