Another period of increasing solar activity will be in spring 2012 and is expected to peak next December, told reporters, Vice-President of Astronomical and Geodetic Association in Russia, a senior fellow at Pulkovo Observatory RAS Sergey Smirnov.
"An increase in solar activity, the appearance on the surface of our star spots occurrence of strong magnetic storms affect the health and mood of many people," — said Smirnov at a press conference in St. Petersburg's media center RIA Novosti.
According to him, the previous period of solar activity occurred in 2000 and 2002. If this time schedule disturbances on the sun will be "double-hump", the inhabitants of the earth will feel particularly strongly "anxiety in the Sun" is not only in 2012 but also in 2014. Period of relatively "quiet" sun continued from 2007 to 2009, and only in 2010, small spots on the sun began to appear again, said astronomer.
"First of all, any disturbance on the sun affects weather-sensitive people and people with unstable mentality. On those days, you must be careful to protect their health," — suggested Smirnov.
X-rays, different waves, according to Smirnov, get from the sun to the earth in 8 minutes 20 seconds, the charged particles reach more slowly — from two to four days.
"This is their something and feel those who in these days have a headache, heart, deteriorating general condition. Moreover, there are people who are beginning to feel the solar disturbances before his footprints on Earth fix our instruments in the observatory. We are associated with the Sun is much closer than it seems at first sight, "- said Smirnov.
As for the asteroid Apophis-99942 (Apophis), who allegedly threatened the Earth in 2029, its orbit is as close to the earth's only in 2035, Smirnov said. At this time, the distance between the Earth and the asteroid will be about 40,000 kilometers.
"This is an approximate height of geostationary satellites and stations, and it is to be feared, but not even the meteorite itself, but that stream of small fragments that are carried along with it. For Earth, there was no danger," — said the representative of the Pulkovo Observatory.