Monday, January 7, 2013

Solar Maximum 2013

Brace up for a once-in-a-century solar activity that could potentially throw life out of gear as the Sun reaches Solar Maximum'. It's a period of greatest solar activity when the Sun's irradiance output rises 0.1%. 

While solar maximum occurs once in every 11 years, the 2013 impact will be different as this solar maximum coincides with the Sun's 22-year magnetic energy cycle—last time this happened was way back in 1859. ET takes a closer look at Solar Maximum 2013 and its impact.

What Exactly is Solar Maximum?

A solar maximum is a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface caused by explosions on its surface. A solar flare could hit the Earth like a lightening bolt and knock out electrical and navigational equipment leading to shutdown of communication & power systems

By Shelley Singh, ET Bureau

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