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Substorms

This animation shows a magnetospheric substorm, during which the reconnection causes energy to be rapidly released along the field lines causing the auroras to brighten.


Animation Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center- Conceptual Image Lab

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Mission:
THEMIS

This item is part of this series:
THEMIS Pre-launch

Keywords:
SVS >> Aurora
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Magnetic Reconnection
SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> THEMIS
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Science >> Sun