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Interplanetary shock impacting on the Earth's magnetosphere

Interplanetary shock impacting on the Earth's magnetosphere


Date: 10 March 2010
Satellite: Cluster
Copyright: ESA and Q.-G. Zong

This figure illustrates the effect of an interplanetary shock impacting on the Earth's magnetosphere.

The red curve symbolises the Earth's bow shock. The relative positions of a number of satellites studying the Sun-Earth region are indicated. The propagation speed and direction of the wave front induced by the shock have been determined thanks to the data collected by this armada of spacecraft.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
29-Sep-2022 17:34 UT

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