Can A Solar Flare Cause Tsunami on Earth?

Written by Reananda Hidayat Permono Completed Master of Science - MS, Petroleum Geology from Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

The combination of molecules in Earth’s atmosphere and a solar flare from the sun will produce aurora, a pretty multicolored night sky.

The northern lights phenomenon usually occurs in places closer to the Arctic, like Scandinavia or Iceland.

But stargazers in the UK could witness the auroras on Sunday night due to an extreme geomagnetic storm.

Under moderate geomagnetic storms, the auroras can be slightly seen from northern parts of the UK.

Besides aurora, what can a solar flare produce? Here is some information for you.

Can solar flares cause a tsunami on Earth? Solar flares can generate tsunami-like shock waves, but that only occurs on the sun, not Earth.

Why is the sun so bright today, 2023? On Jan. 3 this year, Earth sits much closer to the sun than on any other day. Therefore, the sun seems so bright on that day.

Why do solar flares affect humans? Solar flares produce high-energy radiation that is dangerous for humans.

However, the Earth’s atmosphere and magnetic field protect us from that threat.

Do solar flares affect the weather on Earth? Solar flares can initiate geomagnetic storms that produce pretty auroras near the Arctic.

Do solar flares affect the brain? They can damage power infrastructure, satellites, and radio communications, but solar flares don’t harm people.