Earth  Sun  ID: 20101

Magnetic Reconnection 2

This is an update to an older magnetic reconnection animation (10072). The ionized wind from the Sun generates reconnection in the Earth's magnetic field. Particles leak in from the rediation belts producing the auroras.
 

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Animation Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Nicola Fox (Johns Hopkins University/APL): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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Keywords:
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Dynamics >> Aurorae
NASA Science >> Sun
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Magnetosphere
SVS >> Magnetic Fields

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