Strong solar radiation sent firing into space after a huge hole ripped open in the Sun. However, believers of the popular Nibiru myth are claiming the solar storms are a sign of the arrival of the alleged planet.
The Nibiru or Planet X theory claims a mini solar system consisting of a sun, planets and moons is lurking on the edge of our solar system with a huge 3,600 miles orbit of the sun.
Hot plasma, which spewed from the Sun leaving the monster hole in the corona, the Sun’s upper atmosphere, will hurtle towards Earth at two million miles an hour.
The US Space Weather Prediction Centre has predicted the stormy conditions have a 50 to 60 per cent likelihood that the storm will continue again tonight.Solar storms are caused when the Sun’s magnetic field lines open up, allowing hot plasma to spill into space and sending out intense gusts of solar wind.
When they reach Earth, they send charged particles racing along our planet’s magnetic field lines toward the poles, where they slam into the atmosphere. The incoming particles energise air molecules, triggering auroras like The Northern Lights. At their strongest, solar storms can affect electrical equipment and grids, and knock out satellite and radio equipment.
Nibiru believers are convinced the “rogue system” is making its way from the outer solar system inwards, where it will wreak havoc on Earth as it passes at about four million miles away.They say the planet will cause the poles to switch, sparking great earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Believers now claim it will be on an approach path with the earth between November 20 and December 20. Some Nibiru believers are convinced a strong solar storm could be a sign Nibiru is nearly upon us.
One is Christian conspiracy theorist and Nibiru believer David Meade, who writes for PlanetXnews.com. He wrote on the website: “What if an X-60 solar flare leaps from the Sun when Planet X approaches? “The coronal mass ejection (CME) heads straight towards Earth. “What will happen? How much warning will we have?”He then warned how a strong solar flair could mean Nibiru was nearing.
Mr. Meade said: “This type of event may be our first overt sign of the nearness of the approach of Planet X. “The CME is a slow-moving cloud of charged particles. “It is accompanied by an X-ray burst. Both have devastating effects. “The X-ray burst travels at the speed of light and would reach Earth’s surface in eight minutes.”
US space agency NASA says there is no link between Nibiru and solar storms, which happen infrequently when plasma ejects from the Sun, because the former does not exist.
The Nibiru myth emerged in 1976, when writer Zecharia Sitchin claimed two ancient Middle Eastern cultures, the Babylonians and Sumerians, told of a giant planet dubbed Nibiru which orbited the Sun.
Nasa insists that conspiracy theorists like Mr. Meade are completely wrong, and the Nibiru myth is an internet hoax.