Nearly half of the sun darkened


On our luminary formed a giant "black hole"

About Giant — just cyclopean — Hole in the Sun U.S. researchers reported. And to prove released images of our star, made by SOHO — Solar Observatory, NASA and ESA (European Space Agency / NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory). The photo shows that the dark area covers almost the entire polar cap portion of the sun — it is the very same hole. It is called the corona, since such anomalies occur in the upper layers of the solar atmosphere — the solar corona. The hole was seen July 18, 2013. In it across nearly a million miles away.

"Black Hole" in the Sun is visible in the ultraviolet range
Photo: NASA

Nothing bad happens — soothes senior researcher at the Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics SB RAS, Director of the Astronomical Observatory of Irkutsk State University, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Sergei Yaz. — Holes of this size occurred in the past. Although not frequently.

They represent only portions of reduced density and temperature.

Worse than the other. According to the scientist, coronal holes — it is also powerful sources of the solar wind. As well as coronal mass ejections — flash. And in both cases, the light "fires" solar substance. It rushes into space. And falls to Earth, causing magnetic storms that affect the well-being of people.

Now, on the side of the Sun facing the Earth, a small hole is visible
Photo: SDO

A huge hole a few days literally showered our planet solar matter. It is therefore not surprising that the last week of July the people massively complained of health problems. Now the hole is visible to a very modest size. Where awesome? Delayed?

Hole noticed before most likely gone to the back side of the Sun — meets Sergei Arkturovich. — Because of rotating, making one revolution in 27 days. So in the period from 8 to 13 August a huge hole may appear again. Crawl. Some holes are "live" at 5 months.

On the Sun appear the most bizarre anomaly. For example, in December 2010, there is "a snake" is a million miles long
Photo: NASA


Expected hot days

Shortly before the return of a huge "black hole" in its emissions by earthlings hurl streams of charged particles of the solar flares. As the pictures made devices STEREO-SDO July 30, 2013, their sources — active regions — just haul out on the visible portion of the light facing the planet. On the "line of fire" they will come out in two to three days. Consequently, the strong magnetic storms on Earth can expect 3-4 to 6-7 August.

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