The sun constantly releases huge explosions of plasma into deep space. In this case, the particles emitted by the solar flare were directed directly to the Earth, which led to technological problems on our planet.
As a result, when the flame occurred in the last hours of November 23, some radio frequencies were blocked.
Solar flares can be harmful to radio waves. When they hit the atmosphere, ionization occurs which drains the energy from the radio waves.
A NASA video shows the impressive solar explosion, as the sun appears to rise before exploding into life.
The Space Weather astronomy website said: “Sunspot AR2785 exploded during the last hours of November 23 (2335 UT), generating a C4 solar flare.
The explosion sent a plasma column more than 350,000 kilometers through the sun.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has recorded snow.
“A pulse of ultraviolet rays emitted by the glow hit the Earth, briefly ionizing the upper part of our atmosphere.
“This in turn caused the blackout of shortwave radio in the South Pacific, including eastern Australia and all of New Zealand. The frequencies affected were below 10 MHz.
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When solar particles bombard the atmosphere, they can cause the planet’s magnetosphere to expand.
As such, it makes it difficult for satellite communications to enter the atmosphere, damaging technologies such as cell phones, satellite television, and GPS.
A recent study by the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Russia stated: “A major solar storm can disrupt electricity, television broadcasting, the Internet and wireless communications, leading to large cascading effects in many areas of life.
According to some experts, the damage from such an extreme event could cost up to several trillions of dollars, and the restoration of infrastructure and the economy could take up to 10 years.
“Therefore, understanding and predicting the most dangerous extreme events is of the utmost importance to protect society and technology from the global risks of space weather.”
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