On Sunday (November 29), the sun released its strongest solar eruption in more than three years.
A solar flare is a sudden, bright explosion of electromagnetic energy, measured by the M4.4 used by astronomers for storms. M-class flares are medium-scale outbreaks (compared to small C-class flares and large X-class flares) with a rating ranging from 1
The bright burst of the M4.4 flare is accompanied by the coronal mass ejection of the coronal flare. Coronal mass ejection is the release of large amounts of plasma and magnetic fields from the solar corona or its outermost layer.
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The flare started A brand new solar cycle (The 25th cycle of solar energy), the event started in December 2019 and was announced in September. The last solar cycle was from 2008 to 2019. Although this new phase of solar activity began with this powerful explosion, scientists estimate that it will be quite quiet, just like the previous solar cycle 24.
The sun’s weather follows an 11-year cycle of activities and tracks these cycles, and the sun’s changing activities are not only vital to science, but also to our daily lives on earth. Solar flares and coronal mass ejections can emit incredible electromagnetic radiation. These sudden energy expulsions can be so strong that their effects can reach the earth, causing radio interruptions and other technological interruptions.
However, although X-class solar flares may cause radio blackouts on a global scale, as we experienced on Sunday, M-class flares usually only have minor consequences on our own planets.
Astronomer Tony Phillips (Tony Phillips) reported on Spaceweather.com that this bright outburst from solar flares, X-rays and ultraviolet radiation caused short-wave radio blackouts over the South Atlantic Ocean, detailing some of these flares. These technical effects.
Although the flares are M-class from the earth, they may actually be stronger flares because the event occurred partially behind the sun. Phillips wrote: “The explosion eclipsed the body of the sun to some extent. This may be an X-class event.” The spacecraft has a better understanding of flares, but soon we should know the exact size of the event. More instructions.
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