Dr. Ashraf Tadros, professor of astrophysics and head of the media committee at the National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research, said that what was raised about the Earth’s darkness for three days in December due to a solar storm is “false and false.”
Tadros explained, to Masrawy, that what is being circulated are rumors that have been repeated a lot in past years, explaining that they are among the rumors that always come at the end of each year and the beginning of the new year.
Regarding solar storms, Tadros said that they occur during the known cycle of solar activity, which lasts about 11 years, and the effect of solar activity is clearly visible in the phenomenon of the aurora borealis, which is the appearance of lights in the night sky in green, blue and purple colors in countries near the poles, which are caused by the collision of particles This storm with the Earth’s magnetic field.
Tadros noted that in 1989 the Earth was exposed to a medium-strength solar storm that caused disruption to the main electrical power transformers in Canada.
Powerful solar explosions result in the release of huge amounts of radiation and plasma in the form of protrusions of high energy, and some of them may reach lengths more than the distance between the earth and the moon, and plasma is the fourth state of matter, so the matter is either solid, liquid or gas.
As for plasma, it is the presence of protons and electronics in a separate state due to the intensity of the heat, so some strong solar storms may cause widespread negative effects, including disruption to satellites and the electronic systems related to them such as mobile phones, the Internet, banking systems, power outages, and disruption of air and sea navigation due to Disruption of the GPS network, as well as increased radiation on passengers in ships and aircraft near the poles, but this is all just fear of an excessive increase in solar activity, which is unthinkable and rarely happens.
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