The wave of solar storms that has pounded Earth over the past several weeks is only likely to get worse over the next year, according to a NASA scientist.
Sunspot 1429, the active region of the sun responsible for the flares, has been getting larger over the past several weeks, making it less stable and more likely for additional flares to erupt, which can cause damage to GPS satellites and electronic systems on our planet. NASA reported that the sunspot is now more than seven times the width of earth. end quote from:
Though likely this kind of thing has happened in previous 11 year active sunspot cycles, we didn't have magnetic shield cracks to make us more vulnerable here on earth until recently. I think these cracks were only discovered since 2006 or 2008 and the last sunspot active cycle would be around 2001 and 2002.
Magnetic Shield Cracks Found on Earth: Is affectin...
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