The sun has a new canyon 12,000 miles deep. What we know so far

10/04/2022

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 10 April 2022, at 03:46 am Los Angeles time

Due to its recent intensified activity, the Sun has formed a canyon on its surface of approx. 12,000 miles deep. Scientists are still investigating the formation and existence of this canyon on the surface of the Sun.

According to data from Space Weather, the Sun released explosions and plasma filaments that could be seen detaching from its surface. The first filament exploded on Sunday, April 3, and the next one exploded on April 4, Monday.

In addition, it threw solar winds into space, some directed right at our planet, Earth.

Plasma filaments, and especially solar winds heading toward Earth, bring some extraordinary phenomena, but also many unwanted things.

Photographers will be able to observe auroras in the northern sky of our planet in the coming days. These auroras have some spectacular colors and collectible photos can be taken.

However, the first filament that goes to Earth may have an impact on electrical systems, including power grids and power plants, radio and satellite communications, and navigation systems. In short, everything that means electricity on Earth can be hit hard.

And if that's not enough, ISS astronauts will no longer be able to communicate with ground spacecraft, and satellites may even be shot down by the approaching solar storm.

Fortunately, this storm is a small one and we hope it will not do much damage on Earth.

However, in the past there have been very large geomagnetic storms that have hit the Earth.

For example, the well-known 1859 incident called the "Carrington Event" occurred after a geomagnetic storm hit the Earth. At that time, electricity was not so widespread on Earth, but as much as it existed, it was destroyed or greatly damaged. The power and communications lines, the few that existed at the time, were severely damaged. This happened during the solar cycle 10.

About the canyon created on its surface, not much is known, except that it has a depth of approx. 12000 miles. Scientists are still researching this canyon formed by the Sun's activity and will most likely come up with news in the coming days.

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