Chances of a solar storm hitting Earth in the near future

Liputan6.com, Jakarta – Sun watchers first saw the solar filaments as dark, thread-like streaks against the bright background of the sun on July 12, according to SpaceWeather.com.

Then, on July 15, a snaking filament in the star’s northern hemisphere erupted, carving a “canyon of fire” 238,880 miles (384,400 kilometers) long and 12,400 miles (20,000 km) deep on the surface. sun and ejects solar material right at Earth.

Quoted from the page Live ScienceMonday (07/25/2022), solar filaments are large arcs of electric gas (or plasma) that spread through the sun’s atmosphere in accordance with the wishes of the star’s strong magnetic field.

These giant magnetic tubes can hold enormous masses of plasma above the sun’s surface, but are also extremely unstable — and once they collapse, they can launch bursts of solar wind called coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that hurtle toward Earth.

“Long filaments like snakes roll from the Sun in a stunning ballet,” Tamitha Skov, a space weather physicist, wrote on Twitter.

“The magnetic orientation of this solar storm directed towards Earth will be difficult to predict. G2 (possibly G3) level conditions can occur if the magnetic field of this storm is oriented south!”

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