Earth  Sun  ID: 20097

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 >> HDTV
SVS >> Magnetic Reconnection
SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> THEMIS
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