Solar Storm Alert: Massive Sunspot AR3664 Unleashes X-Class Flare Threatening G4 Geostorm on Earth

Charlotte, USA – An unusual sun activity has created a sunspot responsible for a G4 Geostorm on Earth. This event, which last occurred 20 years ago in Charlotte, North Carolina, took place on May 10, 2024.

Sunspot AR3664, known for blasting powerful solar explosions our way, has reappeared on the surface of the sun, unleashing an X-class flare early Monday. This flare, recorded by NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center, measured X2.8. These X-flares, the strongest classification of flares, have the potential to cause radio and communication blackouts on Earth.

Apart from flare strength, solar unrest can impact systems on Earth through coronal mass ejections (CMEs), eruptions of charged particles that can disrupt electrical systems and cause auroras. The direction of a CME determines its impact, with Earth-facing eruptions likely resulting in stronger effects.

The recent May 10 solar superstorm, visible in all fifty states for the first time in decades, was linked to sunspot AR3664. The sunspot, which had been on the side of the sun facing away from Earth, has now rotated back into view, potentially leading to more solar activity along with the development of sunspot AR3691.

Increased solar activity signals a rare occurrence of the Aurora Australis, visible in southern areas of Australia. With the potential for an encore of the events seen on May 10 in the coming week or two, experts are closely monitoring the situation to anticipate any further solar storms.

The sun’s unpredictable nature has experts on edge, waiting to see what the future holds. Despite no official forecasts for a repeat of the superstorm, the recent X-flare is a sign of potential excitement in the days ahead, especially as the solar cycle approaches its peak.

As the solar cycle continues its progression, many anticipate further intense solar activity in the near future. Observers are keen to watch for any developments that may signal a solar storm more intense than recent ones.