Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Is the #Sun's Magnetic Field about to Flip?

(Ans: Yes!)
We are familiar with the 11 year long cycles of the Sun. When the solar activities are peaked, we call it  Solar max [Link 1, Link2]. During Solar Max, there are many sunspots, prominences, and solar storms (solar flares, and coronal mass ejections). The magnetic field of the Sun protects solar system from cosmic rays. Cosmic rays are high-energy particles generated during violent events in the galaxy.  The solar reversal can have big impact as Cosmic rays could pose dangers to astronauts and space instruments.

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Watch the video which narrates the article:

Few weeks ago, there was this video showing a persistent hole in the Sun's Corona