A hole 20 times larger than the Earth was noticed in the Sun, which threatens us with magnetic storms (2 photos + 1 video)

Category: Space, PEGI 0+
3 April 2023

The Sun has a coronal hole 20 times the size of Earth which allowed it to break the magnetic field of the Sun. Released solar winds are rushing towards the Earth at a speed of 1.8 million miles per hour.

The first hole was discovered on March 23rd. Then the hole was bigger Earth 30 times. Then the solar winds caused significant polar aurora on March 24, according to the DailyMail.

NASA explained what coronal holes are:

Coronal holes are magnetically open areas that are one of the sources of high-speed solar wind. They appear dark when viewed at many wavelengths extreme ultraviolet light, such as here. Sometimes the solar wind can generate auroras at higher latitudes of the earth.

According to scientists, such holes do not portend any troubles.

The storm score on March 24 at its peak was 7.66 on a 9-point scale. According to the international classification, storms of this level have the following consequences: false alarms of protection systems in networks power supply; the formation of a noticeable surface charge on elements of spacecraft, increasing their drift from orbit; breaks in satellite navigation and interruption of HF radio communications.

The solar winds will reach Earth on March 31 or April 1. Scientists monitor the magnetic storm.

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