US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — Solar radiation will cover the Earth. Two waves of geomagnetic disturbances are expected in March.
Specialists of the Laboratory of X-ray Astronomy of the Sun of the Lebedev Physical Institute have prepared their forecast, reports the State TV and Radio Company “Southern Ural”.
Magnetic storms are expected from March 18 to March 20, as well as from March 27 to March 28. The planet’s field will become unstable due to solar flares due to coronal mass ejections.
With such phenomena, a huge amount of energy is released into the atmosphere of a celestial body within a few minutes. In TNT equivalent, its capacity is more than a billion megatons.
Astrophysicists recently recorded the start of a new twenty-fifth cycle of solar activity. On the surface of the star, they found an unusual “radioactive” spot, spaceweatherarchive.com reports.
Scientists at the NASA Observatory assigned him the number AR2758. Experts believe that the onset of the 25th cycle is evidenced by the magnetic polarity on the detected area.
The southern spots on the Sun have polarity – / +, while the new one has the opposite – +/-. According to the law of alternating magnetic polarity (Hale’s law), sunspots change them, moving from one cycle to another.
Note that the effect of solar radiation on the Earth is enormous. A sharp decline in solar activity can cause disastrous consequences.
So, in the 17-18 centuries, because of such “failures” on the planet, a period of abnormal cooling began. The so-called Small Ice Age led to mass starvation due to harvest loss, numerous uprisings and wars.
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