Giant Coronal Hole in the Sun detected
The ‘hole’ in the Sun’s atmosphere.  Credit NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory

NASA detects giant Coronal hole in Sun, launching solar winds that’ll hit Earth by end of this week.

A Giant Coronal hole is now partially facing Earth.

“The main solar wind flow should pass south of Earth, however, an influence will be likely by March 24th and could contribute to a geomagnetic storm.”

Giant Coronal Hole in the Sun detected
The aurora on Friday is forecast to be between the green and yellow lines. (NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center)

According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this colossal coronal hole in the sun’s electromagnetic field is set to supercharge Earth’s auroras on March 24.

Those winds don’t pose a threat, but our planet’s magnetic field channels them toward the North and South Poles, where they set off beautiful auroras.

The sun is in the active phase of its 11-year solar cycle which is expected to peak by 2025.