Earth  Sun  ID: 20036

IMAGE and Cluster View Magnetic Reconnection

The IMAGE and Cluster spacecraft were ideally positioned in their orbits to view the reconnection event which led to the proton aurora formation.

Animation Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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Data Used:
Cluster
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This item is part of this series:
Proton Aurora

Keywords:
SVS >> Magnetic Reconnection
DLESE >> Space science
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Science >> Sun
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Ionosphere/magnetosphere Dynamics >> Aurorae

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 8.0.0.0.0