What, if any, are the long term effects of solar flares hitting the Earth?

  1. ThePracticalMommy profile image95
    ThePracticalMommyposted 6 years ago

    What, if any, are the long term effects of solar flares hitting the Earth?

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    EvansPposted 6 years ago

    There isn't really any long term effects. Our magnetosphere deflects the charged particles from the solar wind towards the poles protecting all biological matter on Earth (it's these charged particles which cause the aurora borealis/australis when the particles react with the atoms in our atmosphere). If we didn't have a magnetosphere, it would be a whole different ball game.

    But as the Earth's core will remain molten for a billion years or so, there's no danger of us losing our protective magnetosphere.

    1. sparkster profile image93
      sparksterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There is a gigantic tear in Earth's magnetosphere four times wider than Earth itself.  In addition the heliosphere has depleted by 25% over a 10-year period.

 
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