What is a solar storm? How a solar flare impact affects the Earth
Big news! NASA predicts a solar flare will hit Earth in 2025.
It reports that a powerful solar flare erupted on Aug 5 but had no resounding effects.
A solar flare is a burst of radiation from releasing magnetic energy associated with sunspots.
The first major sunspot spike occurred in Dec 2022, when the sun reached an 8-year sunspot peak.
NASA’s SDO said there is a danger of a recent sunspot releasing an M-Class solar flare in Earth’s direction.
They can wreak havoc on electronics and communication systems.
The largest solar storm on record is called the Carrington Event from 1859.
A new NASA system called DAGGER that uses AI will better predict sun flares up to 30 minutes in advance.
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