Sunday, July 3, 2011

Solar Tsunami' Hits Earth by Tuesday

London: Get ready to experience one of the largest solar firework ever in the sky! The scientists have warned about the formation of a big flare near a huge sunspot on the Sun. The explosion might result into a solar tsunami, which is moving towards earth at a speed of 98 million miles per hour.

The solar tsunami will hit earth on Tuesday and might cause a stunning demonstration of aurora in some regions. But, if the solar eruption is very big, it is likely to close-down global communication grids and it can also spoil the satellites. According to NASA warning, Britain could be at the risk of power blackouts if the solar tsunami hits earth. Dr Lucie Green of Mullard Space Science, Surrey has said,

This was a very rare event not one, but two almost simultaneous eruptions from different locations on the sun were launched toward the Earth. These eruptions occur when immense magnetic structures in the solar atmosphere lose their stability and can no longer be held down by the Sun’s huge gravitational pull. Just like a coiled spring suddenly being released, they erupt into space.

This means we have a very good chance of seeing major and prolonged effects, such as the northern lights at low latitudes. Let us keep our fingers cross and hope that this rare event does not cause any harm to the earth!Source