Cramps in the Sun

For five days in the sun were three powerful coronal mass ejection. As reported by NASA, on November 20, there was one coronal mass ejection. Plasma cloud reached the planet within three days, and the outcome could be a strong magnetic storm.

Two more powerful outburst that occurred with a difference of four hours, occurred last Friday. Some media outlets have published reports about one of the most powerful magnetic storms over the entire observation period, which can expect the Earth. From the message MIGNews follows that the second release was so extensive, that it could not fully capture.

However, according to the Laboratory of X-ray astronomy of the Sun at the Lebedev Physical Institute Sergey Bogachev, there is no evidence to suggest that a super-powerful magnetic storm occurs. He notes that if the place over three days, this indicates that the release of either flew past the planet, or has such a low rate that it generally can not be considered. According Bogacheva since the release of November 16 was for five days, and the geomagnetic situation remains calm.

Solar flares pour out in magnetic storms, increasing the risk of strokes, heart attacks and other diseases caused by high blood pressure. In such periods physicians are advised to drink plenty of fluids and get plenty of rest. In addition, powerful magnetic storms can affect the performance of electronic and satellite systems.

Category: Watching the sun and solar anomalies

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