In a stunning cosmic event, a massive explosion from the sun has caused widespread blackouts across Australia and South Asia. The solar flare, a sudden flash of increased brightness on the sun, was reported by multiple sources including MSN, Earth.com, and The Insider Paper.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) first reported the blackouts on Tuesday morning, attributing them to the solar flare. This solar activity led to significant disruptions in these regions, with more disturbances expected in the coming days according to Earth.com.
This massive solar storm not only resulted in power outages but also disrupted radio signals for two hours in some parts of Australia2. The solar flare, accompanied by a colossal radio burst, was so powerful that it caused shortwave radio blackouts, as reported by Science Times and Space.com.
The flare erupted from a giant unstable sunspot, leading to the emission of a huge flare and a massive radio burst. This plasma plume was so powerful that it caused shortwave radio blackouts across Australia and Southeast Asia.
Reports from WIONews and Hindustan Times also confirmed the incident, highlighting that a strong M-class solar flare sparked the radio blackout over Australia and Southeast Asia.
As per the sources, this is one of the most significant solar events in recent years, and scientists are closely monitoring the situation. As the sun continues its 11-year cycle of activity, experts warn that more such solar flares could occur, potentially causing further disruptions.
While the exact impact of these solar storms on Earth's communications and power grids is still being assessed, this event serves as a reminder of our planet's vulnerability to space weather. It underscores the need for continued research and investment in space weather forecasting to better predict and mitigate the effects of such events in the future.