An unusual solar flare observed by NASA observatory Tuesday. In the next few days, it can cause disruptions to satellite communications and terrestrial power grids.
A huge explosion on the sun caused an avalanche of radiation, the likes of which astronomers have not seen since 2006. This outbreak may lead to moderate geomagnetic activity in the evening on June 8 to the end of the next day.
A solar flare is estimated as M-2 (medium) and its maximum is observed at 05:41 UT on. Observatory SDO took a series of photographs in the ultraviolet range, which is celebrated giant outburst of cold gas. According to astronomers, NASA, is a unique phenomenon, because in many places the temperature of solar matter emissions below 79 thousand ° C.
In the images of space solar telescope SOHO visible bright plasma and high-energy particles that are moving toward the Earth at a speed of 1400 km / s. They cause a glancing blow to our planet's magnetosphere and cause a geomagnetic storm level G2 (moderate).
Storm likely to begin June 8 around 22:00 Moscow time and may last one or two days.
Solar radiation flux includes a significant number of high-energy protons, which could have a big impact on the magnetic field and ozone layer of our planet.
Therefore, malfunctions of satellite navigation systems, electric systems, also changed some flight routes passing over the polar regions.
What to expect from a solar storm?
And since … "said the news" — that's us, and then we meet … for the storm. We have no reason not to believe the experts of the American space agency — solid people working there. According to astronomers, which refers to many Internet — resources, the Sun recorded the violent eruption of plasma in the last five years …
… By the way — this is the "sound of the sun", or more precisely, a record with those radio frequencies on which our day-star emits. What should we wait, the more so that in some places solar storms visible to the naked eye …
"In Tbilisi today observed an unusual natural phenomenon. Sun in the Georgian capital, surrounded by a halo, which resembled a rainbow. " It may be worth it at all these days used "lay low" off CellPhones, not going to work, because the Internet can also be a "storm will be covered?"
"Always happens when a celestial phenomenon comment nonspecialists. First, it is not a series of powerful flares. These were flashes of average power, even below average. It is not clear that this will be after a big storm off. This is clearly "a stretch" — explained Vsevolod Lozitsky, head of solar activity and solar-terrestrial relations observatory of Kiev National University, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Telecom operators have decided not to strain the situation and assured that they "keep everything under control": free to check — just include CellPhones. But there is still one problem — your health …
"There is such a mechanism: the general weakening in the human body. And then who it hurts, "- says another expert, deputy director of the Pulkovo Observatory Yuri Nagovitsyn. Experts remind us that the sun is now in a period of "high activity", therefore, something powerful, dangerous not expect to. The best-known magnetic storms for today is a real storm in 1859, when out of service compasses and telegraphs, as well as of 2003, although at the time the cause of humanity is prepared for the better. Doctors also recommend to treat the matter more simply: do not use the meat, and it is better to eat bananas, drinking mint tea …
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On June 8 pm residents can watch the polar territories colorful Southern and Northern Lights.
Source: R & D