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The Earth was impacted by an explosion on the sun, which in some locations interfered with radio communications.
Solar flares are called violent eruptions that take place on the Sun. These explosions are billions of megatons in power and generally move at a speed of 1 million km/h.
Due to the solar flares, which release huge energy as a result, small-wavelength radiation particles enter the Earth’s atmosphere.
As a result of these jets, communication and power networks such as GPS on earth can be adversely affected.
A new explosion disrupted communications
A surprise explosion on the Sun affected the Earth, causing radio communications to be disrupted in some areas.
The wave of the plasma thrown into space by the explosion reached the planet, causing communication disruptions in parts of Australia and throughout New Zealand.
The explosion in the sunspot called AR3141 was categorized as “M5 class”. Class M explosions are called medium-sized explosions that can disrupt some radio frequencies and sometimes expose astronauts to higher-than-normal levels of radiation.
The explosion in question surprised scientists as it occurred unexpectedly.
Scientists state that the explosions on the Sun will gradually increase and reach their peak in a few years.
The periods when the explosions and spots on the Sun decrease to a minimum level are called the “solar minimum”, and the periods when the spots increase and the explosions become more frequent are called the “solar maximum”. The Sun switches between these phases every 11 years.
In 2025, however, the solar maximum phase will reach its zenith. For this reason, scientists expect severe explosions to affect the Earth, especially around 2025.