Earth  Sun  ID: 2857

Geomagnetic Storm: November 2003

Coronal Mass Ejections from sunspot 10484 sweep by the Earth on November 20, 2003, generating aurora displays worldwide. This view is from the Polar spacecraft with a false-color data overlaid on the Earth's surface. Red marks the highest intensity, blue the lowest.

Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
John B. Sigwarth (University of Iowa): Scientist
Nicola Fox (Johns Hopkins University/APL): Scientist
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Solar Storm 2003

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GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version