Sun Solar Flare reaches Earths magnetic field

A long strand of solar material was suspended in the atmosphere, which erupted into space. The coronal mass ejection circulated to over 900 kilometers per second.

The mass did not travel directly toward Earth, yet made contact with the magnetic field, or magnetosphere, causing auroras that were to be seen on the night of September 3.

The image includes an image of the earth to show the size of the coronal mass compared to the size of the ‘blue planet’.

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Solar flare will hit Earth on Saturday (9:00 to 13:00 GMT)

According to NASA, if the eruption is strong enough, could damage communication systems and power grids

Solar flare will hit Earth this weekend

Solar flare will hit Earth this weekend

DALLAS, – A solar storm will arrive at Earth on Saturday causing geomagnetic conditions that could cause disruptions in satellite and radio signals, reported the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

A huge flare and eruption of solar plasma from the Sun reported, called coronal mass ejection, or CME, which is now going directly toward Earth at about five million miles per hour.

It is expected that the effects of radiation or solar flare to reach the Earth between 5:00 and 9:00 am Eastern Time U.S. (9:00 to 13:00 GMT) on Saturday, according to forecasts by the NASA researchers and the Climate Prediction Center NOAA‘s Space.

The solar flare on Thursday was officially classified as an X1.4 class flare, so it becomes the strongest in the summer so far.

The flare and CME emerged from a massive sunspot known as AR1520, which scientists say could be up to 300 thousand kilometers long.

The arrival of the radiation by the coronal mass ejection to Earth likely to generate moderate geomagnetic storms that will last until Sunday, with the potential to cause temporary interruptions in radio and satellite networks as well as energy.

approaching Solar storms affect the cellular and air routes across the Nation

 

This is what you get on Sunday

This is what you get on Sunday

The event is probably the strongest in nearly six years, said Joseph Kunches, a specialist in U.S. space weatherWASHINGTON, March 7. – A  geomagnetic storm is moving from the Sun to the Earth, and its arrival is  scheduled for Thursday which could affect power grids, roads and aircraft navigation systems, space satellite, U.S. experts said.The storm, a cloud of charged particles ejected from the Sun to about 7.2 million miles per hour, had its origin in a pair of solar flares, scientists said.

This is probably the strongest event in nearly six years, and is probably more intense than a similar storm occurred in late January, said Joseph Kunches, a space weather specialist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA .)

In the view of the solar disturbance Kunches this is a matter of three stages and the first two are already affecting the Earth:

Firstly, two solar flares that were traveling near the speed of light reached Earth on Tuesday night. These flares can cause radio blackouts.

Subsequently, solar radiation reach the Earth’s magnetic field on Wednesday, causing a potential impact on air traffic, especially near the poles, satellites and any astronaut who perform spacewalks. This phase can last several days.

Finally, it is expected that the plasma cloud sent by the coronal mass ejection, which is basically a large part of the Sun’s atmosphere, comes to Earth early Thursday.

This phase can affect power grids, satellites, pipelines and high-precision GPS systems, used by oil drillers, surveyors and some agricultural operations, scientists said.

Solar flare- waves of plasma and charged particles reach Earth

Solar flare sent plasma and charged particles toward Earth

A big flash in the sun’s surface, agitated by the storm season, sent waves of plasma and charged particles

Solar flare sent plasma and charged particles toward Earth

Solar Flare headed to earth

WASHINGTON, March 5. – A powerful flash in the sun’s surface, stirred by periodic storm season, sent waves of plasma and charged particles reach Earth, said the Space Climate Prediction Center (SWPC, for its acronym in English).

The SWPC, operated by the National Weather Service said the flash X1.1 class, the most powerful solar flare, occurred at 04.13 GMT on Monday.

It is expected that the shock wave plasma and solar particles reach the Earth in two or three days and possibly increase the Northern Lights.

Solar flares affect the Earth’s magnetic field and whose waves have forced move some commercial aircraft flying over the poles whose path will continue to intensify, experts say.

The sun goes through regular cycles of activity and every 11 years or so the activity intensifies and storms occur sometimes deform and even cross the Earth’s magnetic field.

Experts have noted that the current storm season is the strongest recorded since September 2005 and, that causes unique visual effects like the aurora borealis, also it affects aircraft.communications and other.

This also implies the electricity transmission networks, radio communications and satellite systems, although NASA has said that the astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are not compromised.

In January, scientists detected two flashes in the course of four days followed by shock waves of billions of tons of plasma traveling at about 8 million miles per hour.

Wave caused by the second of the two flashes reached Earth about 34 hours after the flash, instead of two or more days that usually takes for this displacement.