How to make a solar eclipse safe for you
Sun radii vary depending on latitude, but the average sunspot is about 12,000 miles (19,000 kilometers) wide.
So if you live in the northern hemisphere, you should not be too worried about being hit by a solar storm.
But if you are heading south, your risk will be higher, and you might be better off avoiding direct sunlight at all costs.
If you have a solar filter in your house or car, you may be able to protect yourself from a solar flare.
Sunspot activity can also affect the appearance of sunspots, and the solar cycle can influence the timing of solar eclipses.
What you need to know about solar flares As the sun passes through the sunspot of the sun, a plasma can leak out of its corona, causing a flare to appear.
The Sun’s magnetic field is a large part of what causes the solar flare to show up.
Solar flares are seen as a bright flash of light on the sky, or a flash of energy that appears to be moving towards us.
This energy causes the Earth’s magnetic fields to dip, causing the planet to wobble, and is sometimes referred to as the ‘earthquake’.
The magnetic field also provides a protective barrier for the planet from cosmic radiation and other solar disturbances.
In the event of a solar eruption, the Earth can lose some of its magnetic fields, causing an Earth-wide blackout.
Scientists think that the most likely time that a solar blast will occur is during the waning days of the solar minimum.
During this time, the Sun’s radiation level is low and its magnetic field has been weakened.
Earth is expected to lose about 30 per cent of its magnetosphere by this time.
As a result, some areas of the planet may be more susceptible to the effects of a flare.