While all seemed calm and peaceful for some time in space, a strange series of events occurred this Monday, March 28 and upset the usually peaceful daily life of astronomy professionals. On the surface of the Sun, a sunspot (dark area of the star) known as AR2975 has erupted several times. This could also have amazing consequences on Earth as we speak to you.
These emanations from the Sun are heading straight for the earth
As we mentioned with you in the preamble, the surface of the Sun has been the scene of events that are unusual to say the least. This Monday, March 28, these are 17 solar eruptions of average intensities that have been identified as emanating from the same stain. According to NASA, two or possibly three of them have ejected coronal material which is expected to impact the Earth this Thursday, March 31, 2022.
Using the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (Soho) chronophage, astronomers were able to observe these “coronal mass ejections”, which are essentially bubbles of plasma projected by the internal activity of a star. They came to the conclusion that these were more threatening than they first appeared. Indeed, the second dejection curiously seems to catch up with the first in its course, which could have the effect of increasing the intensity of the geomagnetic storm that was to hit Earth.
If the two droppings were ultimately not to meet in space, one would hit Earth this Thursday, March 31, and the other would follow on Friday, April 1. Their collision with our planet would then triggerso-called “moderate” solar storms, classified as intensity G2 or G3, depending on the situation. These phenomena represent absolutely no risk for the Earth, although their passage will have an impact that should be felt today.
Visible consequences on Earth
The main consequence that can be observed on Earth will be the lowering of the limits of the regions where you can see the aurora borealis. In other words, the phenomenon will be visible further south than usual. Residents of the north of the UK and Denmark, as well as those currently living in the south of Sweden, should make many jealous by capturing this fabulous moment with their cameras.
Other consequences,The electrical network should be strongly impacted by the passage of solar storms on the Earth. It is then predicted that false alarms go off for no apparent reason. Satellite navigation and low frequency radio systems will also be hit, but more occasionally.
Take advantage of this phenomenon, because it should not happen again for a while. According to astronomers, the Sun should not make too many collisions until the end of the year 2022. After which, the star should resume its usual activity, with peaks that will certainly have an impact on the Earth.