Researchers at SpaceWeather have determined that a solar flare outbreak on May 3 resulted in a radio blackout for more than an hour in Europe and the Atlantic Ocean. An X-rated solar flare was triggered by the sunspot, resulting in a radio blackout over much of the planet.
An eruption of a solar flare caused a radio blackout for over an hour in Europe and the Atlantic Ocean on May 3, according to experts at SpaceWeather. The sunspot triggered an X-rated solar flare whichttps://t.co/HPexOe0ueQ#TECH #Technology #technews #programming #software
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“Radiation from the flare ionised the top of Earth’s atmosphere, causing a powerful shortwave radio blackout over the Atlantic Ocean and Europe,” as per SpaceWeather.com researchers.
As per The Sun, when a solar flare hits the Earth’s magnetic field, the radio and power grids are disrupted. In 1989, a powerful solar outburst damaged the electrical grids in Quebec. The explosion was so large that the power grid was down for nine hours as a result of the explosion.
Additionally, astronauts in space should be aware of solar flares while on spacewalks. However, the Space Station can protect them from solar flares.
When a flare hits the Earth, it causes an awe-inspiring phenomenon called Auroras, also known as Northern Lights. The sky is filled with remarkable displays of colour, which are easily visible to the human eye.