The most powerful solar flare in four years reached the Earth today. China Meteorological Administration and the Xinhua News Agency reported on shortwave radio failures began in the south
Astronomers and meteorologists believe that the effects of flash in the atmosphere over China will be felt over the next three days, according to inright.ru.
As reported, according to the Solar Dynamics Laboratory NASA, outbreak occurred in the southern hemisphere of the Sun, the flow of solar particles is about 900 kilometers per second. Giant flare, which occurred yesterday, was preceded by a few lower class.
Ejection and aligned with the Earth supported by the observation by satellite coronagraphs LASCO SOHO. These images, obtained with the Sun-Earth emissions towards our planet seen as symmetrical plasma cloud surrounding the sun. It is this type of image is coming from these devices.
The last major incident involving the failure of the equipment as a result of a solar flare was recorded in 1973. Then, a magnetic storm caused a massive power outage in Canada. No light left about 6 million people in the province of Quebec.