Sun Will Reverse Its Polarity Within the Next Three Weeks

/, Uncommon Science, Universe/Sun Will Reverse Its Polarity Within the Next Three Weeks

sun polarity reverseAstronomers announced when exactly the magnetic field of the star will change to the opposite polarity, and what troubles it can cause to the inhabitants of the earth.

NASA astronomers have learned when the Sun’s magnetic field will change its polarity. According to the calculations, it will happen in only three weeks, writes the “Metro”.

However, it is not a cause to wait for the apocalypse: such poles changes occur on the Sun every 11 years.

It is not a disaster, but a large-scale phenomenon with real consequences. But it’s not something to worry about,” explained Todd Hoeksema, expert in solar physics of the Stanford University. “First, the solar magnetic field weakens till it is reduced to zero, and then it reappears again, but with reversed polarity – these processes are a normal stage of the solar cycle,” said his colleague Phil Scherrer.

However, this activity will affect the entire solar system. On Earth, it will result in magnetic storms, the malfunction of satellites and electronic devices. At the peak of activity, more outbursts, plasma emissions and the so-called coronal holes, i.e. areas with high speed of the solar wind, appear on the Sun.

Still, the change of the Sun’s magnetic field has a positive side: for example, the world will be more likely to watch the northern lights, writes Daily Mail.

The fact that the star is close to the point in which its magnetic poles switch places was reported back in August. But then the experts could not say exactly when this will happen.
 

The following two tabs change content below.

Anna LeMind

Anna is the founder and lead editor of the website Learning-mind.com. She is passionate about learning new things and reflecting on thought-provoking ideas. She writes about science, psychology and other related topics. She is particularly interested in topics regarding introversion, consciousness and subconscious, perception, human mind's potential, as well as the nature of reality and the universe.




Copyright © 2017 Learning Mind. All rights reserved. For permission to reprint, contact us.
By | 2017-01-13T21:53:13+00:00 November 20th, 2013|Categories: Earth, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Leave A Comment

Trending Articles

5 Problems Only Introverts Will Understand

October 1st, 2015|

In an extroverted world like ours, being an introvert can be hard. Sometimes it seems that an extroverted lifestyle is the only right way to live, at least, according to pop culture and social stereotypes. So it’s no surprise that many introverts find it difficult to adapt to this society and its rules. Feeling awkward in simple social situations and avoiding things that everyone else seems to enjoy, you may think [...]

What Are the Dark Triad Traits and How to Spot Them in Someone You Know

April 10th, 2017|

The term Dark Triad may seem like words out of a crime novel. However, they refer to personality traits that make people magnets for conflict and disagreement. These negative qualities are a concern because they destroy relationships and compromise overall well-being. The good news is that there are saving graces. If people in your life have such traits, help them boost their strengths and play down their weaknesses. It is worth [...]

Sun Will Reverse Its Polarity Within the Next Three Weeks