NASA as of late affirmed the presence of a solar flare happening on the Sun, which brought about a plasma wave being launched directly towards Earth.
The space agency clarified that Sunspot AR2887 emitted, causing a solar flare and a coronal mass ejection (CME) to be shot towards Earth’s direction. The solar flare was delegated an X1-class flare, X being the highest categorization that is given to a solar flare. For those that don’t have the foggiest idea what flares are, they are eruption of radiation that can’t go through Earth’s climate to harm humans. Nonetheless, its effect on Earth can cause geomagnetic storms that take out GPS and radio communications and interfere with satellites.
With respect to the flare that hit Earth’s magnetic field on Oct. 31st at ~10:00 UT, the subsequent effect was significantly less than expected as it just caused a G1-class geomagnetic storm. The reason for the weakness, as Spaceweather.com reports, is that greater part of the CME missed Earth, which remains as an example that current computer models used to foresee the events of the Sun aren’t generally 100% right as there are as yet numerous questions about the Sun and its processes. All the more basically, it’s hard to anticipate the motions of a celestial object found 93 million miles away.
The solar flare made auroras show up in the sky in certain locations around the world.
Thomas said, “It was a short-lived event. The auroras were active and battled the twilight until about 45 minutes before the Sun came up.”