This is what happens when the Earth is hit by a massive coronal mass ejection from the Sun


This is what happens when the Earth is hit by a massive coronal mass ejection from the Sun


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  1. Can we feel it? Like in any way? Maybe climate wise or other? Do machines get messed with in anyway? Not that I have doubt in our magnetic field, just wondering.

  2. Makes me curious to see how the same ejection effects the other planets.

    Side note: Would a light-sail space ship benefit greatly from catching one of these? Would it cause an enormous speed boost, like a surfer catching a huge wave?

  3. Anyone know the units of pressure they’re using here? I’d imagine some order of magnitude of pascals but I don’t see anything in the gif.

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