The National Institute of Astronomical Research, headed by Dr. Gad El-Qady, has denied what is circulating on social media pages regarding the planet’s exposure to three dark days in late next December, as a result of a solar storm.
The institute confirmed in a statement that there is no truth about the planet’s exposure to dark days as a result of the solar storm, emphasizing that no abnormal phenomena related to this matter or anything else have been discovered so far, explaining that such news often repeats as the end of the year approaches. And the beginning of the new year, which indicates that solar storms have nothing to do with the eclipse of the planet, because these are natural cosmic phenomena that do not have a serious impact on the planet. The institute, in coordination with many observatories, continuously monitors the sun and gives forecasts of solar activity.
The statement continues: In a related context, the institute, through the magnetic observatories it manages (Fayoum and Abu Simbel), monitors and measures the Earth’s magnetic field day and night, as well as monitors any abnormalities, including solar storms, that can cause magnetic storms in the Earth’s field. while Massive solar flares form within the known repeated solar cycle, caused by the collision of high-energy particles with the Earth, and these particles consist of billions of tons of gas and other materials released into space.
The statement goes on to say: The arrival of charged particles due to these explosions in the upper atmosphere of the planet Earth is what causes the “phenomenon of aurora borealis”, which is not a rare phenomenon, noting that solar activity peaked in 2013 and the Earth witnessed twilight . Polar.
The statement continued: Scientifically, we are currently tracking the 25th solar cycle that began last year, and we are witnessing a relative calm that gradually increases with the age of the solar cycle, which lasts an average of eleven years.
The statement concluded: We call on all media outlets and social media users to investigate accuracy and objectivity in publishing news and to communicate with the relevant authorities to make sure before publishing information that is not based on any facts and that leads to confusion and public opinion.