Huge explosion erupts behind the Sun launching solar flares into space that could be seen from Earth this week

A HUGE explosion erupted behind the Sun and the aftermath may be able to be viewed from Earth this week.

The combustion hurled solar material into space, according to experts at

The flare occurred this week


The flare occurred this weekCredit: Getty

The explosion occurred just behind the sun’s southeastern limb, giving way to a” new and active” region.

Solar filaments are clouds of ionized gas above the solar surface that sit between magnetic regions of opposite polarity, per Space Weather Live.

That magnetism has since culminated in “a slow-moving CME”, or coronal mass ejection, in the past few days.

A CME is a type of solar flare or an eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun’s surface.

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Solar storms can cause some disruption for humans on Earth because of their impact on devices like radios and satellites.

Each solar storm that hits Earth is graded by severity and the few predicted are only expected to be a “G1-class”.

This means they could cause weak power grid fluctuations and have a small impact on satellite communications.

Solar storms can also confuse some animals that rely on the magnetic field for direction.

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This includes some migratory birds and even whales.

Solar storms can also produce stunning natural light displays like the northern lights.

Those natural light displays are called auroras and are examples of the Earth’s magnetosphere getting bombarded by solar wind, which creates green and blue displays.

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The Earth’s magnetic field helps to protect us from the more extreme consequences of solar flares but it can’t stop all of them.

The Sun has started one of its 11-year solar cycles, which usually sees eruptions and flares grow more intense and extreme.