The solar storm “Canyon of fire” hits the earth today or tomorrow

The solar storm “Canyon of fire” hits the earth today or tomorrow

Solar winds from the flipping of a giant “canyon of fire” filament on the sun are set to explode into the earth today (July 20) or tomorrow (July 21), triggering a weak G1 geomagnetic storm.

Solar monitors first detected (opens in new tab) solar filaments as dark, thread-like lines against solens light background July 12, according to SpaceWeather.com. Then, on July 15, a filament that had snaked down our star’s northern hemisphere broke out (opens in new tab)carves an approximately 238,880 miles (384,400 kilometers) long and 12,400 miles (20,000 km) deep “canyon of fire” on the sun’s surface and scrapes solar material directly toward us.

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