Transcripts of 10941_CME_Magnetosphere_H264_1280x720_30

Holly: When a CME interacts with the Earth's magnetic field it causes it to change the structure of the magnetic field and it can peel off a couple of layers of that magnetic field but a coronal mass ejection, it cannot strip off the magnetic field of the Earth nor can it strip of the atmosphere of the Earth. So a coronal mass ejection impacting the Earth will only have geomagnetic effects in that very top layer of the magnetic field.