Nasa: That A ‘Perfect Storm’ Is Expected To Hit Earth Tomorrow

Nasa: That A 'Perfect Storm' Is Expected To Hit Earth Tomorrow

The sun is experiencing a surge of activity, with many sunspots appearing on its surface and releasing hot plasma into space.

Sunspots are dark spots on the sun where the magnetic field is very strong. They can produce coronal mass ejections (CMEs), which are huge clouds of plasma that are ejected from the sun at high speeds.

sun can also emit solar flares, which are intense flashes of electromagnetic radiation.

“Solar flares and CME are both caused by the sun through its magnetic field being twisted and stressed through motions in the sun,” Daniel Brown, an associate professor in astronomy and science communication at Nottingham Trent University in the U.K., told Newsweek.

“However, a solar flare is the immense release of light triggered by the snapping and rearranging of the magnetic fields on the sun. That will go hand in hand typically with the release of a CME. But it will take a day or more for the particles to arrive while the light and radiation reach us in just over 8 minutes. So a good comparison is that a flare is the flash of a muzzle while the CME is actually the cannonball traveling and possibly hitting us.”

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