Scientists are worrying for the effects of the solar storm, which they are expecting to arise early next year. They fear that the occurrence in the solar system can produce more than three massive bursts from the Sun every day and the material can disrupt radio transmissions and damage satellites.
In scientific language, Coronal mass ejections (CME) actually activate the sun, which in turn starts throwing huge amount of a matter of electrons and protons.
Answering the question of a reader from Stuff's Ask a Scientist series, Carter Observatory's Ms. Claire Bretherton said that the team of scientists is working on a solar maximum where they have predicted that in early 2013, Sun could eject more than three CMEs each day.
But no exact time can be confirmed as the amount of same to reach the Earth varies in all the cases. "We are likely to see more CMEs as well as increased numbers of sunspots and solar flares. When they do hit Earth they can affect communications systems, disrupting radio transmissions and potentially damaging satellites”, she added.
She explained that CME materials upon reaching Earth can arise geomagnetic storms, which usually last for hours and sometimes also for several days.
These effects are generally seen global and so it is important to understand that not only the side of Earth pointing towards, the Sun will see the changes.
US Business News
New Zealand News
- After Suspected Botulism, CFIA Warns People
- Health Care Education Necessary for the Future of Province: Analysts
- B.C. Government Grants $700,000 for Managing Facial Deformities
- Michelle Shocked delivers hate speech about homosexuality at her gig
- Guess who Justin Bieber got burned by?!! His ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez