The Sun Online and solar activity. August 25, 2013

Flaring activity is very low. Solar wind speed has decreased to around 400 km/s.* Current geomagnetic conditions are unsettled, which are expected to continue or increase to active levels during the next few hours.

Currently, on the sun’ superficiality we can detect eight active regions with sunspots.
However, astrophysicists from the Royal Observatory of Belgium expected the possible increase of geomagnetic activity in the next few hours.

* The solar wind flows from the outer part of the solar corona. The solar wind – is a stream of charged particles released from the upper atmosphere of the Sun. It mostly consists of electrons and protons.
The solar wind creates the heliosphere, an enormous bubble in the interstellar medium that surrounds the Solar System. Other related phenomena include geomagnetic storms that can knock out power grids on Earth, the aurora (northern and southern lights), and the plasma tails of comets that always point away from the Sun.

Local time:8/25/2013 at 14:51:35 Local time:8/25/2013 at 14:51:35 Local time:8/25/2013 at 14:51:35 Local time:8/25/2013 at 14:51:35
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