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Solar cycle interval 25 shows increased activity on the sun


November 4, 2021

A series of coronal mass ejections caused the first intense geomagnetic storm – G4 – of Solar Cycle 25. After activity on Halloween, as the sun was orbiting out of view, the sunspot region itself fired at least one sunspot. Another CME (possibly from the same area) and then another soon followed. The third, the CME faster catching up to the other two, merges with them into what is called the “CME Cannibal”. Plasma storms swept across the Earth on November 3 and 4. Northern Lightsor northern lights, seen as far south as California.

January 29, 2022

Beginning on January 29, a series of heavy ballistic missiles erupted at the Sun. They weren’t particularly big or active, but when they reached Earth on February 3 and 4, they went in Several days of slight geomagnetic disturbances. These disturbances caused Earth’s outer atmosphere to heat up and expand. During this event, Starlink, a private space company, launched 49 satellites, heading for low Earth orbit. As these satellites soared through the expanding atmosphere, they encountered more resistance than expected, Which caused the burning of 38 out of 49 satellites.

April 20, 2022

The Sun has emitted its largest solar flare so far in Solar Cycle 25 (as of March 2023). the The X2 glow emitted its own burst of radio wavesas well as disrupting the propagation of radio waves through the ionosphere causing Level 3 radio blackouts. This region also produced several weaker flares (M-class and C-class).

January 2023

The number of sunspots increased in January. Activity was particularly high towards the end of February, with a Class X flare on February 25 (the second-largest cycle so far), A magnetic storm caused by the CME on February 27and over 20 radio interruptions Between 20 Feb And March 5thIt ranges in severity from mild to severe (level 1-3).

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March 13, 2023

The sun has fired what is estimated to be the fastest and most energetic solar cycle. from 20 hours. Fortunately, the CME is not directed at Earth; It went in the opposite direction — Jupiter circled the Ides in March. The event was so big and energetic that the particles eventually reached the ground, Causes a secondary radiation storm (level 1).

March 23, 2023

We noticed Second intense geomagnetic storm (G4) at Solar Cycle 25, the largest event of its kind in nearly six years. Electrical power disturbances were reported in several states and the aurora borealis was visible in more than half of the United States, reaching as far south as New Mexico, Missouri and North Carolina.

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