A huge black hole appeared on the Sun, which was located in the very center of our star.
Scientists believe that already on December 1 or 2, a stream of solar wind will break out of this hole, which will cause a geomagnetic storm on the planet.
Live Science writes about it.
Due to changes in the position of the magnetic field lines around these coronal holes, the Sun emits huge streams of plasma into space, which in the form of the solar wind are sometimes directed towards the Earth.
This stream of solar particles should break out of this hole already on December 1 or 2 and fly to Earth at a speed of 2.9 million km/h.
As a result, it will reach the planet in about a day.
Basically, such a flow of solar particles absorbs our magnetic field, but as a result of the Earth's collision with it, geomagnetic storms arise.
Some particles break through the Earth's magnetosphere near the poles, where it is thinner, and penetrate into the upper atmosphere.
There they interact with oxygen and nitrogen molecules, due to which energy is released in the form of light and beautiful auroras appear.
Stronger geomagnetic storms can have much more serious consequences.
They can not only deform the Earth's magnetic field so much that even satellites can begin to fall on the planet, can disrupt the operation of all energy systems and even disable the Internet.
are disturbances of the Earth's geomagnetic field of varying intensity that can last from several hours to several days.
Such events can affect the operation of communication systems and lead to technical failures.
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