As If We Don't Have Enough To Worry About, Now There's A Crack In Earth's Magnetic Shield
Submitted by: trimble⚫ 9 months ago in
This is probably all for the better -- let's get this over with.
The burst occurred when a giant cloud of plasma ejected from the solar corona, and moving with a speed of about 2.5 million kilometers per hour struck our planet, causing a severe compression of Earth's magnetosphere from 11 to 4 times the radius of Earth.
It triggered a severe geomagnetic storm that generated aurora borealis, and radio signal blackouts in many high latitude countries.
Earth's magnetosphere extends over a radius of a million kilometers, which acts as the first line of defence, shielding us from the continuous flow of solar and galactic cosmic rays, thus protecting life on our p6lanet from these high intensity energetic radiations.