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Did anything happen to the Sun in 2012?

Did anything happen to the Sun in 2012?

The solar storm of 2012 was an unusually large and strong coronal mass ejection (CME) event that occurred on July 23 that year….July 2012 solar storm.

The coronal mass ejection, as photographed by STEREO
Date July 23, 2012
Type Coronal mass ejection
Outcome Missed striking the Earth by nine days
Part of Solar cycle 24

How many Earths can fit in the sun?

1.3 million Earths
The volume of the sun is 1.41 x 1018 km3, while the volume of Earth is 1.08 x 1012 km3. If you divide the volume of the sun by the volume of the Earth, you get that roughly 1.3 million Earths can fit inside the sun.

Are we in solar minimum?

Solar minimum is the period of least solar activity in the 11-year solar cycle of the Sun. During this time, sunspot and solar flare activity diminishes, and often does not occur for days at a time….Solar minimum and maximum events with approximate dates.

Event Start End
Unspecified 2008 present

What if another Carrington event happened today?

A Carrington-like event today could wreak havoc on power grids, satellites and wireless communication. In 1972, a solar flare knocked out long-distance telephone lines in Illinois, for example. In 1989, a flare blacked out most of Quebec province, cutting power to roughly 6 million people for up to nine hours.

What caused the Carrington event?

What was the Carrington Event of 1859? On September 1, 1859, a mega solar flare erupted and caused a huge geomagnetic storm on Earth. The flare eruption was so intense that British astronomer Richard Carrington could spot two blinding bursts of its light through the lens of his telescope.

What happened in 2012 in the world?

July 23 – The Solar storm of 2012 was an unusually large coronal mass ejection that was emitted by the Sun which barely missed the Earth by nine days. If it hit, it would have caused up to US$2.6 trillion in damages to electrical equipment worldwide. July 27 – August 12 – The 2012 Summer Olympics are held in London, England, United Kingdom.

Was 2012 the year the Sun was closest to the galactic disc?

Evidence shows that the Sun passed through the plane bisecting the galactic disc three million years ago and in 2012 was moving farther above it. A third suggested alignment was some sort of planetary conjunction occurring on 21 December 2012; however, there was no conjunction on that date.

What’s happening with the universe in 2012?

The simultaneous close of these cycles in 2012 is like the odometer turning over for the entire history of our galaxy, and perhaps the whole cosmos. It is a moment when humanity, Planet Earth, the Milky Way Galaxy and perhaps all of creation is expected to take a simultaneous leap in evolution. What to Do? Something big is happening.

What is the significance of 2012?

2012 (MMXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2012th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium, the 12th year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2010s decade. 2012 was designated as: International Year of Cooperatives