Our Sun’s tumultuous nature has always represented a threat to our planet, despite the fact that life wouldn’t be possible without our star. The Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) of the National Weather Service reveals that a series of eruptions from the Sun have ejected matter and energy into space, according to WeatherBoy.com.
The news cannot be satisfying for us, as the blasts could lead to geomagnetic storm impacts these days. Recent SWPC forecasts confirm the possibility.
Solar tsunami triggered on August 26
The Sun released a C3 flare on August 26. The explosion triggered a so-called “solar tsunami”.
Solar tsunamis are also known as Moreton waves or as Moreton-Ramsey waves. These are chromospheric signatures of large-scale solar corona shock waves, and they’re generated by solar flares.
Joe Gurman of the Solar Physics Laboratory from the Goddard Space Flight Center of NASA, declared as quoted by WeatherBoy.com:
Now we know,
Solar tsunamis are real.
A solar flare is characterized by a sudden flash of high brightness on the Sun, and it’s usually observed near its surface and close to a sunspot group. In the case of powerful solar flares, they’re often accompanied by coronal mass ejections.
NASA has a compelling explanation for the nature of sunspots:
Sunspots are areas that appear dark on the surface of the Sun. They appear dark because they are cooler than other parts of the Sun’s surface.