The Sun formed a “canyon of fire”

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5 Nov, a giant filament of magnetism in the Northern hemisphere of the Sun became unstable and exploded. The explosion split the atmosphere of the Sun, throwing out coronal mass into space and creating a “canyon of fire.”

From the beginning to the end of the filament of magnetism sprawled more than 200 000 km, the real Grand Canyon. The fragments of the exploded thread formed the nucleus of the emission of solar coronal mass ejection that hurtled in the direction from the Sun at over a million kilometers per hour.

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Analysts, modelling the trajectory of the ejection, came to the conclusion that it probably will hit the Earth’s magnetic field on 8 November. Exposure may cause minor G1-class geomagnetic storms and auroras at high latitudes.

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