Our sun does not cease to amaze. Last week, our nearest star in just two days has made five coronal mass ejections, causing a surprisingly colorful auroras.
Solar storms broke out between February 23 and 24 and escaped from nearly all of the star, including the top, bottom, left and right side of the solar disk, as reported by space observatories. In fact, these four outbreaks occurred within a 24-hour period.
One of the spectacular magnetic eruptions caused flash in the night of 24 February. This caused the first of two coronal mass ejections (CMEs), which had been thrown to the side of the Earth. CME — is a massive eruption of solar plasma and charged particles, which can lead to potentially harmful geomagnetic storms when they get to the magnetic field lines of the Earth.
Scientists are closely monitoring these developments, because the most powerful geomagnetic storms can disrupt satellites in orbit, cause interference in the communication channels, as well as damage to other electronic infrastructure. But one of the least harmful effects of geomagnetic storms is that they can increase the aurora borealis.