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Solar storm warning for TOMORROW: NASA on red alert over sunspot 3 times size of Earth

  • June 24, 2022

Indeed, on Wednesday, astronomer Dr Tony Phillips of said: “The fast-growing sunspot has doubled in size in only 24 hours.”

The magnetic field surrounding AR3038, he added, has the potential to blast out so-called M-class solar flares in the direction of the Earth.

Flares are grouped into five categories — A, B, C, M and then X, the strongest — and then given a number denoting the size of the phenomena.

Solar flares are triggered by a process called “magnetic reconnection”, in which the geometry of the magnetic field in the Sun’s plasma is altered.

READ MORE: Solar storm warning: Earth faces ‘direct’ hit as giant sunspot grows

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