A solar storm capital is the one that Venus is suffering, since it received a huge burst of plasma from one of the strongest phenomena recorded by the star king.
On Monday (September 5), NASA stereo-A detected a coronal mass ejection (CME), a cloud of charged particles that erupt from the upper layer of the Sun’s atmosphere.
Georgo Ho, a solar physicist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, told SpaceWeather.com that the latest eruption was “no ordinary event.”
“I can safely say that the September 5 event is one of the largest (if not the largest) Solar Energetic Particle (SEP) storms we have seen so far since Solar Orbiter launched in 2020,” Ho said. , who is one of the principal investigators of the Energetic Particle Detector Instrument aboard Solar Orbiter, to SpaceWeather.com. “It’s at least an order of magnitude stronger than last week’s CME radiation storm,” he noted of another event triggered on Wednesday, August 30.
The team that operates the magnetometer instrument aboard the spacecraft tweeted that the CME “appears to have largely lost” its strength, although the spacecraft was affected by the energetic particles it delivered.
The recent large CME of interest appears to have largely missed @ESASolarOrbiter , with a weak shock and sheath visible in the magnetic field data but no clear flux rope yet. Our next pass is later today, after which we will know more. pic.twitter.com/hH2m05L2xp
— Solar Orbiter magnetometer (@SolarOrbiterMAG) September 7, 2022
“There were… a large number of energetic particles from this event and [el magnetómetro] experienced 19 ‘single event disturbances’ in their memory yesterday,” the magnetometer team said in the tweet. «[El magnetómetro Solar Orbiter] it is radiation robust: it automatically corrects the data as designed and operates nominally at all times.”