On April 3, a filamentous plasma erupted in the sun, creating a huge “fiery canyon” on its surface. The height of the latter is at least 20,000 kilometers, and the length is 10 times longer.
The eruptions in the south-central region of our star were also confirmed by the British Meteorological Service. According to them, the ground-based telescopes and artificial satellites moving in orbit were photographed in the ultraviolet and infrared spectrum.
Plasma erupted from the surface of the sun for the first time on April 3, at 19:00 Tbilisi time, which was followed by a second similar case on April 5, at 01:00. After both events, an eruption of a coronal mass was observed, often causing geomagnetic storms on Earth. This can interfere with radio signals and output from electronic devices. It is also based on polar light.
The charged particles will reach Earth today at 18:00 and cause a slight, G1 or G2 type geomagnetic storm. A polar wave is also expected, which is likely to be visible beyond the poles as well.
It is noteworthy that the sun entered a new phase of activity in 2019, which will reach its peak by 2025, therefore, we will see many such events during this period.