Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Mysterious shock wave: the Sun is angry. Blame the environmentalists.

Mysterious shock wave CRACKS Earth's magnetosphere that protects our planet from dangerous space radiation

  • A shock wave barreled into Earth's magnetic field and cracked its magnetosphere, which protects our planet from space radiation
  •  While the shock wave's origin is unknown, scientists believe it came from a crackling sunspot that released eight solar flares on December 14
  • The crack can stay open for hours and allow solar winds to flow through 


A shock wave barreled toward Earth last night that cracked its magnetosphere, the region that shields our planet from harmful radiation.

The origin of the shockwave is unknown, but astronomers believe it came from an ejection of energetic and highly magnetized, superheated gas released from the sun - also known as a coronal mass ejection (CME).

The ejection may have been released from sunspot AR3165, which launched at least eight solar flares into space on December 14 that caused blackouts over the Atlantic Ocean, according to Space Weather.

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