Solar Massive Explosion could affect Earth’s Electricity
Posted June 9, 2011on:
Plasma released by the sun as a result of the explosion could have an effect on the Earth’s electrical distribution systems.
A mega explosion which occurred on the Sun’s surface on June 7th may have consequences for Planet Earth and affect the distribution system of the World’s electricity, BBC Mundo reported on June 9th.
Scientists are agreed they have never seen anything like Tuesday’s explosion, which shot huge amounts of gas and solar plasma into the atmosphere.
Though the latest ‘solar flare’ is not expected to have massive consequences for planet Earth, Scientists at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, say the enormous amount of plasma generated by the explosion could affect the Earth’s electrical, communication and satellite systems.
Plasma represents the fourth state of matter after solid, liquid and gas.
It is believed that when solar explosions occur, the released energy takes between one to four days to reach Earth, which has a plasma layer trapped in a magnetic field not far from its surface, though not as much as the Sun.
It is possible the plasma released by the Sun on Tuesday may be dispersed by the Earth’s power grids. The Mullard Laboratory is now investigating exactly what happens to the Earth’s magnetic field when it is influenced by plasma from the Sun.