BY | August 9, 2013

NASA has said that solar storm August 2013 is set to become intense and Sun’s magnetic field set to FLIP

The sun’s magnetic field is all set to undergo a drastic flip due to a solar event called Solar Maximum that takes place once every 11 years. Though the change in the magnetic field that would remain in place for coming three to four months may not cause extreme changes but might lead to climatic changes, storms and disruption of satellites.

According to the scientists at the Stanford’s Wilcox Solar Observatory who have been studying the sun’s magnetic field since 1976,  during the phase of Solar Maximum, the Sun’s solar activity is at its highest and the subsequent outbursts of energy can be responsible for increase in the amount of cosmic and UV rays coming towards Earth.

“This may also interfere with the radio communications, lead to solar bursts of light – known as flares – and can affect the planet’s temperature,” said the scientists. The flip of the Sun’s magnetic fields that would reverse their polarity would take place before the end of 2013.

“This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system. The sun’s magnetic field reverses around every 11 years at the peak of each solar cycle. The last peak, or Solar Maximum, was in 2000 and NASA initially predicted the next flip would take place between 2011 and 2012,” added the group.

It may be recalled that a solar storm called Solar Superstorm, or Carrington Event after Richard C Carrington who recorded the event that took place in 1859 caused a number of solar flares flashing all over the Earth. In fact it was due to these flares that the Northern Lights, appearing in the Arctic and Antarctic regions were visible as far south as Rome.

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