Significant Radiation Storms Continue To Bombard Earth
A solar radiation storm is in progress following an M5-class solar flare yesterday on the sun's western limb. The explosion not only accelerated a hailstorm of protons toward our planet, but also produced a magnificent coronal mass ejection (CME), which might deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field in the days ahead.
The sun recently unleashed three X-class solar flares which were the strongest flares of the year so far. They signaled a significant increase in solar storms now supported by continued activity.
Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are bursts of solar material (clouds of plasma and magnetic fields) that shoot off the sun's surface. Other solar events include solar wind streams that come from the coronal holes on the Sun and solar energetic particles that are primarily released by CMEs.
The Sun's record-breaking sleep ended in 2010. We are now in Solar Cycle 24, right in the middle of a peak or solar maximum this year 2013. The peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle is on queue, bringing us more solar flares, CMEs, and geomagnetic storms.
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increasing solar activity and disturbances in earth's magnetic field are affecting our behavior and increasing our health
Michael Forrester is a spiritual counselor and is a practicing motivational speaker for corporations in Japan, Canada and the United States.