Solar Flares

How Solar Flares Affects Earth’s Climate

The Earth is in a state of constant change. We are constantly hearing about how the actions we perform today are affecting the atmosphere, the climate and the Earth as a whole tomorrow. However, what most people don’t understand about the changes in Earth’s climate is that solar flares often have a bigger effect than what most people think of it having. Solar flares are basically the little flares that the Sun may have. All stars have flares, yet when compared to the Sun, the stars that we see are minuscule in size, therefore the flares that these stars have do not have much of an effect on anything. However, when the Sun has a solar flare, the planets feel this, even Earth.

Solar flares are a solar storm. These are small distributions in the atmosphere of the Sun that erupt. A sun spot on the Sun is actually a storm in progress. It is the equivalent of seeing a storm on Earth from space; it simply looks like a cloud roaring over the environment. Solar flares can cause numerous problems on Earth, such as interfering with the short wave radios that are being used, emitting more rays allowing people to get more of a sun burn during this time frame.

However, the most interesting effect is on the climate. The sun rays can penetrate the ozone layer in some cases. With solar flares, the penetration is quicker and in turn this affects the ozone layer. When the ozone layer starts to break up or is broken through by these sun rays, then the pressure in the air changes, which can affect temperature and the number of storms that we get. For example, it could increase the warmer temperatures that we are having, as well as increasing the thunder storms during storm season.

Most scientists who support the theory that the solar rays do impact our weather, state that in some years when they know that solar rays are more often, they see an El Nino type of effect across the Pacific, with this area being very prone to feeling these solar rays and the impending climate changes. It seems that everything warms up a bit faster, but cools down just as fast, allowing for climate issues.

Solar flares are uncontrollable; there may be periods of high activity while at other times, there is nothing at all going on. Therefore, there is really no way that we can prevent this from affecting the weather, as most scientists will state. Nevertheless, educating ourselves about the effect can help us understand the weather causes and how to deal with these as they come around. Most people think weather just happens and it does, but with solar flares it adds a bit of confusion and chaos into the normal weather patterns that can undeniably have an effect on the growing of crops and the overall weather patterns throughout the world.

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