US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — For two years, our star was in a phase of deep minimum, during which there was almost no activity. The situation has changed only recently: on May 29 there were several outbreaks that turned out to be the most powerful since the end of 2017.
Probably the deepest solar minimum in the history of observations is coming to an end. The first was an outbreak of class M1, and two hours later the second occurred – C9. Both events are associated with a previously formed sunspot that hid behind the northeast limb of the Sun. At the moment, this spot is unfolding to our planet.
Scientists note that they have not seen such outbreaks since October 2017. Scientists attributed recent events to class M. Perhaps their power was even greater: the explosions were obscured by the edge of the star, so they could seem less intense.
According to experts, a negative impact on the Earth has not yet occurred, because the spot “looked” in the opposite direction from our planet. However, the luminary rotates, therefore, over the next two days, the situation can radically change. Perhaps the outbreaks were geoeffective.
It is important to note that a sunspot may not be an active area. Scientists have not seen it yet, the next observations are planned for tomorrow. On Monday, more accurate information will be received regarding the incident and its impact on the Earth.
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