Study Warns Earth’s Magnetic Poles to Drop the Northern Lights in Next 30 Years
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Study Warns Earth’s Magnetic Poles to Drop the Northern Lights in Next 30 Years

Scientists, in a recent penetrate, have predicted about a serious shift in solar activities that will periodically trigger several ecological changes including the weakened effect of protective sunlight on earth and thwarted electronic devices. As suggested by the scientists in their new study, the plummeting solar activity will minimize the overall mass of the Sun’s atmosphere by a third as well as will deteriorate its defensive influence on the Earth’s atmosphere. The study also indicates that, because of this plummeting solar activity, countries like Scotland and Britain might lose the Northern Lights in next 30 years.

The research, conducted by a team of scientists from the United Kingdom have revealed that this surprising changes in solar activity will make the Earth much more vulnerable to solar blasts that can hamper technological advancements and cancer-causing cosmic radiation. It will also make the aurora less away from the North Pole and the South Pole for 50 years or more. The solar bursts, triggered by the plummeting solar activity might also destroy the progression of technology and take the Northern Lights away from the UK-based countries like Britain and Scotland.

In the study, published in Scientific Reports, the scientists have dubbed this period of dropping solar activity a “grand minima”. During this period, the sun will be less energetic on Earth, and the influence of the protective solar lights on earth will be minimized during this time. The reduction of protective solar lights might make Earth more vulnerable to cancer-causing and technology-destroying solar bursts.

In addition to this, scientists, in their new study also predicted that the shifts in solar activity would also deeply impinge on earth’s protection from noxious solar flares, and turn the sun as a gigantic threat to the electronic devices. As per the estimations of the scientists, by 2050, the activity of Sun will be identical to the Maunder Minimum of the 17th century, and throughout this period, sunspot movement will hardly be noticed.

According to Dr. Mathew Owens from the University of Reading, who is also the lead author of the study, “The magnetic movement of the sun flows out and flows in expected cycles, but due to crash down of the sun, this flows will be in the largest amount and will go on until 300 years.”