Scientists at the Shernberg Astronomy Institute of the Moscow State University have reported record-high emissions of electromagnetic energy on the Sun, the biggest since the 1970s.
Over the past few days, the volume of sun radiation, or X9, has exceeded the normal level 1,000-fold.
The first indications of increased solar activity were recorded on Monday when four sunspots appeared on the eastern part of the visible side of the solar disk. However, the flashes were followed on Tuesday by massive outbursts of electromagnetic energy.
The Sun’s electromagnetic anomaly has not reached the Earth yet. However, the Earth is expected to reach the sunspots quite soon.
The encounter may happen this weekend, scientists at the Shternberg Astronomy Institute report. Igor Nikulin says: “If the area of the sunspots does not diminish in three or four days and the emissions continue, it may have a serious influence on the magnetic field of the Earth”.
Doctors recommend their patients to keep to a special regime during the magnetic storm.People with cardiovascular illness are believed to be at a particular risk. However, quite healthy people should be on their guard as well. Doctors suggest that people pay close attention to their health conditions during the days of the magnetic storm and go to consult their doctors in case of any problem.