As per scientists, a solar flare has occurred on the Sun. This has triggered a magnetic storm which researcher predict that will arrive at Earth on November 4.
One may say that perhaps, this is God’s own way to show that even the sun will be adding to this year’s Diwali celebrations.
Basically, this solar phenomenon will give rise to spectacular displays of aurora in the polar regions, just in time for Diwali in India.
There is a solar magnetic cycle that works in the deep interior of the Sun. It creates regions that rise to the surface and appear like dark spots, called the sunspots.
These solar flares are highly energetic phenomena that happen inside the sunspots. Basically, the energy stored in the sun’s magnetic structures is converted into light and heat energy.
This causes the emission of high energy x-ray radiation and highly accelerated charged particles to leave the sun’s surface.
Moreover, the energy and radiation and high energy particles emitted by flares can affect life on earth. It can also affect our electronics within satellites and affect astronauts.
Very strong earth-directed coronal mass ejections can also cause failure of power grids and affect oil pipelines and deep-sea cables as well.
What is more interesting here is that solar flares can also cause spectacular aurorae in the high-latitude and polar countries.
Is it going to be a solar flare Diwali, still remains to be seen.
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