solar flares effect on earth’s atmosphere
Solar flares are explosions on our planet that originate from space. They usually occur in a large galaxy (in other words, a Galactoscope) or near a black hole (a M Milky Way star). A flare is caused by a particle (that’s what makes solar flares different from nuclear explosions – nuclear weapons have nuclear explosions too – but we are not discussing that here). When this happens, the flare can actually destroy our ozone layer and other atmospheric layers as well, although many experts believe it has only short-term effects (the reason why we need to monitor the sun with satellites every so often).
The short-term effect of solar flares on the environment is that they can affect the earth system, resulting in massive geothermal heat waves, massive ice melt, and other climate changes. They can also sterilize the atmosphere of the earth, killing all life on the surface (including some types of algae and plants – that are beneficial to us). The worst case scenario is when the solar flares completely wipe out the earth. There are ways to stop this from happening though, you see. The good news is that we have options that we can use to protect ourselves and the earth against these devastating events.
Firstly, one thing we can do to protect ourselves from solar flares is to go on a space mission. Yes, it is possible – there are missions that are specifically designed to counter solar flares and other destructive events in the future. If you are man enough and willing, this can be your ticket to seeing the outer limits of the earth and possibly doing something about it before it is too late. There have already been many successful space missions (including the Cassini space probe, which is currently circling the Saturn system) and more are in the pipeline.
Another way to protect yourself from solar flares is to make sure you stay away from dark areas of the sky. We don’t necessarily have to move away from our homes, but you do need to go someplace with a more stable view. The corona discharge, which is created by the actual explosions of the sun’s surface, has been known to cause many power failures on Earth, so it would be wise to take precautions if you plan on staying out at night for prolonged periods.
If you want to do something about the impact of flares on the planet, you should invest in a good alarm system. Alarms are not all that expensive these days, so you can buy one for yourself, or for the whole family (if you wish). Keep in mind that solar flares have been known to cause serious changes in the makeup of the planet’s magnetic field – this can disrupt our GPS signals and even affect the global positioning systems. For that reason, you should keep an eye out for any anomalies as they happen. When solar flares do occur, you should get help as quickly as you can from your local emergency response team.
Another concern that many people have, particularly if they live in areas where there are large populations of bats, is the risk of being hit by a solar flare. The large concentration of these animals on the planet means that they are very susceptible to the intense solar flares that occur on average once every ten years or so. Even when the flares are less intense, there is still the threat of them impacting the planet. Some scientists believe that we may have already witnessed one such impact, but we are unsure how. If we find out that we are indeed impacted by one, we will be able to use the information to protect ourselves from future impacts.
If you want to keep from impacting the planet, you could try to stay out of the way of the flares. But if you do spot something bright, your home could become very hot, and there is a real possibility that you could be impacted by it. Of course, there is also the chance that your glasses will burn up and melt into space, but this is really the worst that could happen. When you spot something like that, try to remember that there is a chance that it might happen at any time – and you certainly don’t need a reason to worry.
Scientists believe that some solar flares impact on the planet for reasons that are not immediately apparent. One example is one called Wilma, which caused a large increase in the amount of dust in the atmosphere. When the dust is warmed by solar radiation, it turns into carbon dioxide, which in turn will affect the environment. One thing that many people who are concerned with the impact are unaware of is that Wilma is only one of many solar flares that have actually occurred. And although it is not a huge impact, it is still something that you should be aware of.
Provided by Antonio Westley
Disclaimer: This article is meant to be seen as an overview of this subject and not a reflection of viewpoints or opinions as nothing is definitive. So, make sure to do your research and feel free to use this information at your own discretion.