Solar storms can be the cause of global events (see video)
December 15, 2010
Nasa reported that “On August 1, an entire hemisphere of the Sun became active. Magnetic filaments broke and exploded, the shock waves ran through the stellar surface, while clouds of billions of tons of hot gas rose into space.”
Karel Schrijver of Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory at Lockheed Martin in Palo Alto, California, reported that “The August 1st event really opened our eyes.” “We see that solar storms can be the cause global events on scales that we had barely imagined before.”
Schrijver was working for the last three months with his fellow Lockheed-Martin, Alan Title solar physicis,t to understand what happened during the “Great Eruption.”
With a large amount of data, the event was recorded in unprecedented detail by the Solar Dynamics Observatory and NASA’s twin STEREO spacecraft. Then , their findings were presented at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.
They explained that “The explosions on the sun are not isolated and localized. In contrast, solar activity is linked by magnetism impressive distances. Solar flares, tsunamis, coronal mass ejections … can occur all at once, hundreds of thousands of miles away, in a dramatically complex and violent concert.”