Space weather experts evaluate new solar flares of class M8.
The Sun has frequently erupted in recent weeks and caused high-energy storms towards we. Recently, not only one or two but three rays of sunlight have shot at The earth The most unexpected and powerful registered is the M9 class taking place on August 29 at 7:07 a.m. EDT. Based on Nasa, Class M flares are generally classified as “moderate”, but can still result in brief radio blackouts at the poles and small radiation storms that can put astronauts in danger. The sun’s rays are classified into five categories, where M is the fourth strongest, and in each category, a higher number represents a larger flare. When these storms hit Earth’s magnetosphere, they can cause geomagnetic storms there.
Flares also cause beautiful auroras in the Northern Hemisphere. The aurora borealis are visible in Scotland, Alberta and Montana. An aurora is a natural phenomenon that is displayed as naturally colored light (green, red, yellow, or white) in the sky.
According to the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), a Category G2 hurricane is a moderate storm one while the G5 class is said to be extreme.
While minor storms can cause weak grid oscillations, affect satellite operations, animal migration, and interfere with satellite operations, moderate geomagnetic storms can generates voltage alarms in power systems at high latitudes. And if left for longer can damage the transformer. May not complete Radio power outages, but these can disturb high frequencies Radio communications at high latitudes.
According to SWPC, these storms occur as often as 600 times during an 11-year solar cycle. However, for now, there’s nothing to worry about as scientists are constantly monitoring the sun’s surface and keeping track of which solar winds are headed our way.