Substorms

  • Released Wednesday, January 17th, 2007
  • Updated Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at 12:23AM
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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.

Changes in Earth's magnetic field lines as a result of the coronal mass ejection.

Changes in Earth's magnetic field lines as a result of the coronal mass ejection.



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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center- Conceptual Image Lab


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