What Happens When A Solar Flare Hits?

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

A powerful solar flare created a massive G3 geomagnetic storm and sparked stunning pink and purple auroras above many countries on Monday.

The sun released two huge solar flares on February 24 and 25, which traveled toward the Earth in the last few days.

These flares collided with the Earth’s atmosphere, giving beautiful light shows in many countries, as far south as Wisconsin and Minnesota in the United States.

Here are more interesting trivia about solar flares for you.

Will there be a solar flare in 2025? The sun has released three strong X-class solar flares within a week. Scientists predict this solar cycle 25 activity will peak in 2025.

What was the largest solar flare to hit Earth? The largest solar flare was recorded on April 2, 2001, and traveled 7.2 million kilometers per hour.

What happens when a solar flare hits? Solar flares don’t have enough energy to damage the Earth but can disrupt power grids and communication devices.

What is the movie where the Sun destroys the Earth? The Core is a science fiction disaster movie starring Aaron Eckhart, Stanley Tucci, Hillary Swank, and Delroy Lindo.

What destroys the Earth in Knowing? In one scene of Knowing film, a solar flare strikes and destroys all life on Earth.