Hole detected in the sun scared; 20 times the size of the Earth

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that a new hole 20 times the size of Earth has been found in the corona of the Sun. It is stated that the new hole found can send solar winds to the Earth at a speed of 2 million 896 thousand kilometers.

According to the statement made by NASA, after 30 Earth-sized holes detected on March 23, a second huge hole was discovered on the surface of the Sun in the same week. The newly discovered coronal hole is expected to send solar winds to Earth at a speed of 2 million 896 thousand kilometers per hour. It was underlined that these winds do not pose a threat to the Earth.


The first hole discovered on March 23 had released solar winds that triggered purple and green auroras across the sky from Arizona to South Carolina. With the discovery of the second hole, scientists announced that the winds expected to reach the Earth on Friday will not damage the electronic infrastructure, but will only create auroras (Northern lights) in some regions.


While coronal holes are usually seen in the polar regions of the Sun, the second discovery was close to the equator. “The location of the coronal hole makes it very interesting. I expect a fast wind to come to Earth from this coronal hole this Friday night until Saturday morning,” Daniel Verscharen, professor of space physics at the University of London Academy, told Business Insider.

I don’t want to cause panic, but this news scared me. Although scientists say it will not pose a threat, I will watch out on Friday! Be careful too, because I don’t want to report people lost in the wind… -Ece

Ece Nagihan

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