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Earth's magnetosphere

Earth's magnetosphere


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Before, during and at the peak of the Sun storm (Magnetosphere model from H. Evans, ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands) On 8 November, the Earth's magnetosphere was in a quiet state. The next day, a major Sun storm reached the Earth and squeezed the magnetosphere. This compression was at a maximum between 07:00 and 09:00 UTC. Rapid fluctuations in the size of the magnetosphere meant that the spacecraft drifted in and out of the Earth's magnetic bubble during the peak of storm.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
19-Oct-2021 09:51 UT

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