A "solar tsunami" can strike earth anytime now as a magnetic explosion on the surface of the sun has cast away an electrically charged cloud towards earth.


Solar Tsunami Approaching Fast Towards Earth
Last Updated: 2010-08-04T10:17:40+05:30
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Solar Tsunami Approaching Fast Towards Earth
 Solar Tsunami
Solar Tsunami
A "solar tsunami" can strike earth anytime now as a magnetic explosion on the surface of the sun has cast away an electrically charged cloud towards earth.
 
A solar flare was spotted erupting just above one of the sunspots, which is of the same size of earth. The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) of NASA also recorded it on Sunday. It was recorded that a jet of cool gas ejecting from the Sun’s northern hemisphere burst out in space which resulted in a “solar tsunami" coming towards earth at 93 million miles across space. The explosion is known as a coronal mass ejection. These supercharged gases might flash stunning demonstrations of aurora.
 
But, if the solar eruption is very big, it is likely to closedown 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 the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Surrey said, "It looks like the first eruption was so large that it changed the magnetic fields throughout half the sun's visible atmosphere and provided the right conditions for the second eruption. This means we have a very good chance of seeing major and prolonged effects, such as the northern lights at low latitudes.”
 

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