(FreedomBeacon.com)- On Thursday, solar winds originating from a filament known as the “canyon of fire” are forecasted to collide with Earth, triggering at least a G1 geomagnetic storm.
Early in the month of July, observers noticed a variety of solar filaments, which later exploded and created the canyon of fire on our sun that was 238,880 miles long and 12,400 miles deep, according to Space Weather. According to LiveScience, the canyon is emitting solar debris that is heading straight toward Earth.
Solar filaments are arcs of electrified gas, also known as plasma, that flow over the sun’s atmosphere, following the star’s magnetic field. The filaments are unstable, and when they collapse, they send exploding jets of solar wind toward Earth. These are known as coronal mass ejections.
According to the site, planets like Earth with robust magnetic fields collect solar material, frequently setting off geomagnetic storms.
The storms cause waves of highly intense particles to compress our planet’s magnetic field in a very modest way. According to LiveScience, even though the G1 magnetic storm that is predicted will be mild, it still has the capacity to influence variations in the electricity grids and satellites that control our mobile gadgets.
According to another article published by LiveScience, intense geomagnetic storms have the capability of bringing satellites crashing to the earth. In February, one of these storms was responsible for the loss of 40 different SpaceX vehicles. They also have the ability to impair all internet connectivity, which is something that experts sought to stir the public up about in 2021, according to what the site said at the time.
LiveScience explains that scientists believe the most enormous solar storm witnessed in modern history occurred in 1859. This event is considered to have released approximately the same amount of energy as 10 billion 1-megaton atomic bombs and caused aurora borealis (also known as the northern lights) to be visible as far south as the Caribbean. According to the site, the storm also referred to as the “Carrington Event,” electrocuted telegraph lines worldwide.