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Gigantic sunspot is the center of numerous X-ray storms

Gigantic sunspot is the center of numerous X-ray storms

By Anastasia Gubin

As our star rotated, so did the spot called region number 2192, potentially dangerous because it manifested itself facing the Earth, with a powerful and unstable magnetic activity.

The spot is considered the largest in this solar cycle. It appeared first on the left side, to pass through the center and now it is to the right of the Sun. (Photo) (Photo)

Solar storms are observed by the NOAA team for being capable of shedding high levels of radiation in the parts of our planet that are currently sunny; for blocking communications, radar and GPS systems, and for being carriers of harmful geomagnetic effects in electrical networks, when the particles thrown hit the Earth with force.

On October 27, after a strong X2-class solar storm was reported, from region 2192, bursts of magnetic waves with potentially strong (R3) communications blockages were produced, NOAA reported sending an alert. At the same time, he highlighted that the same region to date had 23 moderate-class (M) storms.

At noon on the 28th, NOAA reported "region 12192 may still produce radiation storms and significant coronal mass ejections (CMEs) towards Earth", as the region "continues to provide solar storms with moderate and strong blockages (R2 and R3) ”of the communications.

"As the region approaches the limb (right edge) the probabilities of direct CMEs to Earth decline: Even so this region is favorable to produce radiation storms consequent to its continuous eruptions", concluded the report.

CMEs are electrically charged solar plasma that is spewed into space at high speed. When they touch the Earth's magnetic field, they produce solar geomagnetic clouds with bright and colorful auroras, according to the SDO Observatory.

On October 22, three major solar storms were recorded in less than 24 hours, two of them in spot 2192

After a calm day, from October 24 to October 28, UTC time, more than 40 explosive events of minor, moderate and strong characteristics emerged.

On the 24th from this site, a moderate storm (class M4) and a strong storm (class X 3.1) occurred. The activity continued on the 25th with a strong storm (class X1), on the other hand, on October 26, a strong storm (class X2) developed, followed by four moderate storms (class M1, M4, M1 and M2).

On October 27, the stain continued to be very active with five other moderate storms and one strong (X2 class). On the 28th, on the other hand, the day started with moderate storms.

Most of the events were accompanied by bursts of radio waves, potentially blocking communication systems in areas of the Earth sunburned by the Sun.

The Epoch Times


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