The National Institute for Astronomical Research, headed by Dr. Gad El-Qady, denied what is being circulated on social media pages regarding the exposure of the planet to three dark days at the end of next December, as a result of a solar storm.
The institute confirmed in a statement that it is not true that the planet has been exposed to dark days as a result of a solar storm, stressing that no abnormal phenomena related to this matter or anything else have been detected so far, explaining that such news is often repeated in conjunction with the approaching end of the year And the beginning of a new year, indicating that solar storms have nothing to do with darkening the planet, because they are natural cosmic phenomena that do not have a serious impact on the planet. The institute, in coordination with many observatories, monitors the sun constantly and gives forecasts of solar activity.
The statement continued: In a related context, the institute, through the magnetic observatories it manages in (Fayoum and Abu Simbel), monitors and measures the Earth’s magnetic field around the clock, as well as monitoring any abnormal phenomena, including solar storms, that may cause magnetic storms to the Earth’s field, while The massive solar flares occur within a known repeated cycle of the sun, 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 went on to say: The arrival of charged particles due to these explosions to the upper atmosphere of planet Earth is what causes the “aurora phenomenon”, which is not a rare phenomenon, pointing out that solar activity reached its peak in 2013, and the Earth witnessed the phenomenon of twilight. Polar.
The statement continued: Scientifically, we are currently following the 25th solar cycle, which began last year, which is witnessing a relative calm that gradually increases with the age of the solar cycle, which averages eleven years.
The statement concluded: We call on all media outlets and social media users to be accurate and objective in publishing news and to communicate with the concerned authorities to make sure before publishing information that is not based on any facts and that leads to confusion and public opinion.