A series of flares continues on the Sun for the third day in a row. The Center for Space Weather Forecast of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States reported on its website about increased solar activity.
So, over the past day, scientists have detected seven Class C outbreaks. This morning, a more powerful Class M flash was recorded.
Also, on the website of the Laboratory of X-ray Astronomy of the Sun, the activity index was raised to the orange level.
On Thursday evening, there was a coronal mass ejection associated with a Class C outbreak.
The flashes are classified according to the power: A, B, C, M, and X. As the head of the laboratory explained, the plasma clouds that the Sun throws out at such moments can lead to a magnetic storm on Earth in two or three days.
It is believed that a weak storm can cause minor disruptions in the operation of power systems and affect the migration routes of birds and animals. Stronger ones affect short-wave communications and navigation systems and can also cause voltage drops in industrial networks.