A solar storm warning has been issued as a sunspot ‘larger than Earth’ appears to be ‘cracking with solar flares.’


Sunspot ‘bigger than Earth’ appears to be ‘cracking with solar flares,’ prompting a warning of a solar storm.

After a hole in the Sun’s corona spewed a stream of charged particles towards the Earth, space weather forecasters have issued a solar storm warning for Monday and Tuesday.

A stream of solar wind is expected to collide with the planet’s magnetic field, potentially causing a minor geomagnetic disturbance in the poles.

The resulting solar storm could strike between Monday and Tuesday, according to the website SpaceWeather.com.

A coronal hole was seen near the Sun’s equatorial region early on Friday, prompting the forecast.

Coronal holes are regions of the Sun’s atmosphere that are much cooler than the surrounding area and have less dense plasma.

Solar winds can escape into space, sometimes in the direction of our planet, because the magnetic lines surrounding these holes are thrown wide open.

“A minor stream of solar wind is approaching Earth, and it could cause polar geomagnetic unrest when it arrives on November 8 or 9, according to Space Weather.”

“The gaseous material is coming from a hole in the Sun’s atmosphere near the equator.

“Auroras may appear around the Arctic Circle if the planetary K-index rises to 3 or 4.”

On a scale of “G1 Minor” to “G5 Extreme,” solar storms are categorized.

Minor solar storms can cause minor power grid fluctuations and satellite operations disruptions at the lower end of the spectrum.

At high latitudes, weak storms are also linked to aurora.

Extreme storms, on the other hand, have the potential to knock out power grids, disrupt communications, and even cause auroras to appear in Florida and Texas.

A “G3 Strong” storm recently struck the planet, producing stunning red auroras as far south as the central United States.

However, in this case, the solar winds are unlikely to cause anything more than visible auroras, which are caused by charged particles from the Sun imparting energy on atoms and molecules of gas in the atmosphere.

Solar winds arrive at the same time as a large sunspot appears in the Sun’s photosphere.

The dark blotch on the sun’s surface, officially known as sunspot AR2895, is estimated to be the size of Earth.

A so-called magnetic influx causes sunspots, which are temporary regions on the Sun.

Sunspots are frequently associated with other solar events, including coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and radiation, according to the US Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC).

“News from the Brinkwire.”


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