NASA Says Sun Emitted Massive Radiation That Will Hit Earth This Weekend, Northern Lights Expected

A giant solar flare could produce the bright northern lights over parts of the US on Sunday, according to NASA. The space agency said that a sun storm occurred on October 28 and sent a giant cloud of charged particles that should reach Earth on Halloween (Sunday, October 31). When these particles hit Earth’s atmosphere, they would amplify the regular northern lights. Although solar fare consists of harmful radiation emanating from the Sun, it does not pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground. However, some may disturb the intense environment where GPS and communications signals travel.

one in blog, NASA classified Sun Storm as having a powerful X1-class flare. The X-Class shows the most intense flares. Numbers provide intensity. For example, X2 is twice as fast as X1. NASA has also released an image of the October 28 event captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory, which continuously observes the Sun. The image showed a bright flash in the lower center of the Sun and extreme ultraviolet light in the flares represented by the teal color in the image. Since the solar wind is strong, the second most powerful This year, the resulting northern lights should be visible from as far south as New York, Idaho, Illinois, Oregon, Maryland, and Nevada. “It could be a good show for the aurora for people in the mid to upper U.S. latitudes,” said C Alex Young, an associate director at NASA.

Young said Sun flare A massive burst of radiation, accompanied by a coronal mass ejection (CME). “The current estimate for the CME is that it will reach Earth on October 31,” Young said. Aurora can be difficult to see, especially if you live in a big city full of street lights and other light pollution. For a better experience try to get away from city lights and the darkest sky possible.