What In The World Is Happening To The Sun?
We could not survive without the giant ball of fire that our planet revolves around, and so the stability of our sun is of the utmost importance.
Unfortunately, it has started to behave very erratically lately. Scientists are telling us that they think everything is just fine, but the truth is that they don’t really know. We are witnessing activity that is truly unusual, and I believe that should deeply alarm all of us. In fact, I am entirely convinced that the behavior of the sun will become a really big story in the years ahead.
Let me give you an example of what I am talking about.
Last month, a portion of the sun’s northern pole actually “broke off” and created a “massive polar vortex”…
The sun has been experiencing bizarre behavior recently – in February, a piece of its northern pole broke off. A video shows a giant filament of plasma, or electrified gas, shooting out from the sun, separating and then circulating in a ‘massive polar vortex.’ While astronomers are baffled, they speculate the prominence has something to do with the reversal of the sun’s magnetic field that happens once every solar cycle.
The size of this polar vortex was absolutely astounding.
It is being reported that it was 74,500 miles high and “14 times larger than Earth”…
The incredible moment a colossal ‘solar tornado’ that is 14 times larger than Earth swirls on the sun’s surface has been captured by NASA in a new video. The twister, composed of plasma and heat, measured more than 74,500 miles high and moved up to 310,000 miles per hour.
Is this behavior normal?
Scientists don’t really know, because they have never seen anything quite like this before.
A few weeks later, we witnessed an absolutely colossal coronal mass ejection that traveled away from the sun at a speed of “at least 3,000 kilometers per second”…
Late on Monday, March 13, the Sun blasted out a coronal mass ejection (CME) traveling at at least 3,000 kilometers per second (6,700,000 miles per hour), possibly the fastest ever recorded. The expelled particles reached the Earth’s orbit in less than a day. Had they hit the Earth, the results could have been catastrophic, but fortunately the CME was directed almost directly opposite. However, the explosion is a reminder the next time we may not be so lucky.
This coronal mass ejection was so powerful that NASA actually classified it as “an R, for rare”.
The good news is that this eruption happened on the far side of the sun…
“Even though the CME erupted from the opposite side of the Sun, its impacts were felt at Earth,” NASA said. “As CMEs blast through space, they create a shockwave that can accelerate particles along the CME’s path to incredible speeds, much the way surfers are pushed along by an incoming ocean wave.”
If the Earth had been facing the coronal mass ejection, it could have potentially caused another “Carrington Event”…
The potentially “catastrophic” CME has been compared to the Carrington Event, the most intense geomagnetic storm in recorded history, peaking from September 1 to 2, 1859. That event knocked out the ‘internet’ of the time, with telegraph systems all over Europe and North America failing. In some cases, operators received electric shocks and telegraph pylons threw sparks. NASA previously said a similar storm today could have a “catastrophic effect on modern power grids and telecommunication networks.”
If you have been following my work for years, then you already know that I have been warning about such a catastrophe for ages.
Scientists assure us that it is just a matter of time before our planet experiences another “Carrington Event”, and such a disaster could literally fry electronics all over the globe.
Just imagine what society would look like if the power grid was destroyed and there was suddenly no Internet for anyone.
Can you imagine the complete and utter chaos that would create?
The “near miss” that we just experienced should have made major headlines all over the world, but instead it only made a minor blip in the news cycle.
But someday we will take a direct hit, and in that moment everything will change.
Before I end this article, there are two other items of astronomical interest that I wanted to mention.
Firstly, I found it to be quite interesting that scientists have discovered that the deep interior of our planet is “wickedly hot”…
Researchers on Tuesday said an intensive study of Earth’s deep interior, based on the behavior of seismic waves from large earthquakes, confirmed the existence of a distinct structure inside our planet’s inner core – a wickedly hot innermost solid ball of iron and nickel about 800 miles (1,350 km) wide.
Secondly, we are being told that an asteroid that is approximately 200 feet long will fly past our planet at about “half the distance from the surface of the planet to the moon” on Saturday…
Astronomy fanatics may be in for a treat this Saturday as an estimated 200-foot asteroid is expected to “zip” past Earth in about half the distance from the surface of the planet to the moon, according to a report. EarthSky.org, a website that specializes in science-based reporting about the cosmos reported that asteroid 2023 DZ2 will make its closest approach to Earth on March 25 at about 3:52 p.m. EDT at a speed of 17,403 miles per hour.
That is actually a very close call.
Thankfully, this one is not going to hit us.
We live at a time when very strange things are happening above our heads.
The clock is ticking, and one of these days our luck is going to run out.