A large-scale natural phenomenon was recorded on the Sun – a coronal mass ejection caused the formation of a giant fiery gorge. According to the scientific resource Spaceweather, this geological feature of the solar surface reaches a width of about 10 thousand kilometers, which exceeds the width of Russia from edge to edge.
As reported, the phenomenon on the Sun occurred on October 31, when a new flare with a coronal mass ejection was recorded. As a result of this cosmic event, a gorge was formed, fiery in appearance, with a length ten times greater than its width.
Such canyons on the Sun are nothing more than large-scale structures in the coronal region, where the Sun’s magnetic field undergoes powerful changes and can shoot plasma into outer space. These flares and mass ejections have a direct impact on space weather, which can cause auroras and disrupt satellite technology on Earth.
Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are large ejections of charged particles that, traveling at high speeds, can reach Earth in just a few days. In the case of particularly powerful CMEs, the consequences can be more severe, leading to geomagnetic storms that can affect radio communications, navigation systems and even the security of power grids.
Studies of such solar events help scientists better understand the dynamics of solar activity and develop methods for predicting space weather, which is critical for modern technologies that rely on space infrastructure.