Tuesday, March 28, 2023

There are 8 sunspots on the Sun; Will Earth be hit by a major solar storm? possibility of blackout

As eight new sunspots face Earth, the risk of a major solar storm is high this week. As the Sun’s wrath progresses, the GPS system is likely to crash.

Things are heating up on the sun! Over the past few weeks, the Sun was spotless and solar activity was at an all-time low. That changed when NASA reported a major solar flare last week. The resulting solar storm only managed to side-swipe Earth and the impact was minimal. But according to reports, eight new sunspots have emerged on the Earth’s side of the solar disk. This means that there is going to be a significant increase in solar activity in the sight of Earth this week. There are possibilities of solar storms, X-class solar flares and radiation storms, with risks emphasizing GPS systems. Know what to expect from the Sun this week. Read also: This dangerous asteroid will come closer to Earth than our satellites; Will it be a hit? NASA explains

This report comes from Dr. Tamitha Skov, a space weather physicist popularly known as the Space Weather Woman. She has also previously worked with NASA. In a recent post, he analyzed the Sun and predicted it for this week. He told that the risk of a solar flare is going to increase this week. “Our Sun continues to influence Earth-view with at least eight active regions. Many of these are M-flare players and NOAA/SWPC is giving us a small chance for X-class flares as well,” He said in a post. He also added that radio blackouts are possible during near-Earth days with disruption to GPS near dusk and dawn.

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Solar storms possible this week as eight new sunspots appear in Earth’s view

The eight new sunspots that have come to Earth’s view are named solar regions 3030, 3031, 3032, 3033, 3034, 3035, 3037 and 3038. Among them, solar regions 3030 and 3032 were involved in the last major solar flare activity. Week. According to the report, various M-class solar flares are predicted to close during this week, and there is a small chance of X-class solar flare as well. Solar flares are associated with radio blackouts and may continue this week. GPS systems are also at risk during dawn and dusk when radiation can be at its peak. On a positive note, amateur radio will remain largely unaffected as solar flux approaches 150.

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“Aurora photographers at higher latitudes should continue to obtain some mild aurora views during the weekend, but photographers in mid-latitudes will have to wait for the next storm to launch,” the post said.

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