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Largest Magnetic Reconnection Region Ever Observed

Largest Magnetic Reconnection Region Ever Observed


Date: 10 January 2006
Satellite: Cluster
Depicts: Illustration of the Cluster, ACE and WIND spacecraft observing the magnetic reconnection region
Copyright: Courtesy of Matt Davis and Tai Phan, SSL, UC Berkeley, USA

Largest reconnection X-line found in the solar wind between the Sun and the Earth (white line). The plasma jets directions associated with the magnetic reconnection process are symbolised by red arrows embedded in the jets (colour coded in orange).
Last Update: 1 September 2019
7-Dec-2021 08:06 UT

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