Monday’s Total Solar Eclipse MIGHT Be More Spectacular Than Anyone Expects
We already knew that Monday was gonna be interesting. It's not every day that you get to be in the path of totality (or close even) for a solar eclipse. But, there is new data that shows there is a possibility that this historic eclipse might be even more spectacular than any imagined.
Let me attempt to explain what I found. SpaceWeather.com keeps track of sunspots. There's a good reason for this. When these spots face the Earth, they can release huge flares that can cause the Northern Lights. Plus, if they're strong enough, they can potentially damage satellites and even our power grid.
Check this out. They have just released data on a sunspot that has the capability of releasing a X-flare. That's the most powerful type of flare as NASA explains in this video.
Here's where it gets interesting. The sunspot that's capable of the X-flare will be facing Earth on (wait for it)...Monday, August 21.
Let me be clear. There is no way to predict when something as huge as this will happen. This is not even an alert. SpaceWeather.com rates this as a 1% chance of happening. But, if it did happen, you would see the most brilliant corona during eclipse totality that would make your jaw drop.