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The sun emits the largest magnetic wave in nearly a decade

The sun emits the largest magnetic wave in nearly a decade

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, says the sun unleashed its biggest wave of fiery flames in nearly a decade on Tuesday, just days after intense solar storms hit Earth creating the phenomenon known as the Aurora Borealis, or lights. northern, uncommon in many parts of the world.

The solar flare wave is caused by an intense burst of radiation that comes from the release of magnetic energy associated with what are known as spots on the solar surface. This is the largest flare of this 11-year solar cycle, which is nearing its peak, according to NOAA. The good news is that this time our planet is out of the magnetic wave's trajectory, because the explosion occurred on a part of the sun's surface in the opposite direction from Earth.

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory rated the bright X-ray burst as the most powerful since 2005. Bryan Brasher with the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado, part of NOAA, said it is possible that when scientists collect data from other sources, it turns out that the fiery magnetic wave was even stronger.

This follows nearly a week of releases of massive magnetic waves from the sun's outer atmosphere, known as the corona. The corona emits mainly X-ray and ultraviolet light. The magnetic wave posed a risk to the communication network on earth and in orbit as well as to the power system. NASA said the weekend's geomagnetic storm caused one of its environmental satellites to spin unexpectedly due to a drop in altitude as a result of the space storm and to activate its self-defense system for such circumstances. The seven astronauts aboard the International Space Station were advised to stay within areas that provide strong radiation protection. NASA said the crew was not in any danger.