The radiation coming from the largest solar flare is anticipated to arrive on Earth this Thursday or Friday.
US scientists claim this event cause radio blackouts and obstruct communication satellites, and most likely, the displays from the brilliant Northern Lights.
An X-class solar flare was seen by NASA scientists on Monday, which is actually the first in more than four years. They are the most potent among all solar events that could prompt radio blackouts and long-lasting radiation storms.
Three solar flares came up, and it was one of them. This stimulated rumors that a new solar cycle is coming up.
Brady O’Hanlon, doctoral student at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, said this is just going to be one of the first real events of the next solar maximum. “This is when you would see the highest number of solar flares.”
These solar flares are powerful, short-lived releases of energy. They can be observed as bright areas on the sun. They cause high levels of radiation and charged particles that intensify solar winds, while electrically charged particles continuously emit from the sun.
The Earth is protected from space weather through its magnetic field. However, massive solar flares could disturb power grinds, interfere with high-frequency airline and military communications, upset Global Positioning System signals and break off civilian communications, disrupt Global Positioning System signals and interrupt civilian communications, said National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which tracks solar flares.
The particle cloud created by February 14 occasion is comparatively weak, and most probable will merely an outcome in several gorgeous sightings of the aurora borealis — shimmery displays of red, green and purple that are predictable this week to light up the northern sky.
The person who conducts the study on space weather, O’Hanlon and its effects on GPS software receivers, speaks that people who have turn out to depend on their GPS technology throughout the period of quiet solar activity might observe more intervention with their navigation scheme as solar activity raises up.
He said, “It’s been smallest activity, and we haven’t had to actually be concerned concerning GPS. That might not be fairly the case over the next few years.”