The earth could be hit by a wave of violent space weather as early as Tuesday after a massive explosion of the sun, scientists have warned.
The solar fireworks at the weekend were recorded by several satellites, including Nasa’s new Solar Dynamics Observatory which watched its shock wave rippling outwards.
Astronomers from all over the world witnessed the huge flare above a giant sunspot the size of the Earth, which they linked to an even larger eruption across the surface of Sun.
The explosion was aimed directly towards Earth, which then sent a “solar tsunami” racing 93 million miles across space.
Images from the SDO hint at a shock wave travelling from the flare into space, the New Scientist reported.
Experts said the wave of supercharged gas will likely reach the Earth on Tuesday, when it will buffet the natural magnetic shield protecting Earth…
It remains unclear, however, how much damage this latest eruption will cause the world’s communication tools.
We might see the Aurora Borealis at lower latitudes.
Here in the states, we might miss the 2nd leg of the preliminary round of the CONCACAF Champions League match between Motagua v Toronto FC.
You might not even have access to the musings of the eideard.com crew [gasp!].