Multiple Explosions Occur at the Sun’s Surface, Releasing Energy Towards the Earth

Multiple Explosions Occur at the Sun’s Surface, Releasing Energy Towards the Earth

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

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

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.

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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