Data plots from the FGM instrument
Date: 24 December 2000
Copyright: ESA/Data courtesy of FGM Principal Investigator, Prof. Andre Balogh (Imperial College, London, UK)
Sharp decreases of the magnetic field on SC2 (red line) indicate crossing of the bow shock.
The bow shock was first hovering very close to spacecraft 2 (06:50 to 07:03), then moved sunward of all four spacecraft (07:03 to 07:12).
Later it stayed between spacecraft 2 and the other three spacecraft.
Last Update: 1 September 2019