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Earth's magnetosphere immersed in the solar wind

Earth's magnetosphere immersed in the solar wind


Date: 22 July 2010
Satellite: Cluster
Depicts: Earth's magnetosphere immersed in the solar wind
Copyright: ESA

Illustration of Earth's magnetosphere (in blue) immersed in the solar wind. The orbit of the Cluster satellites is depicted in red. Earth's cusps are located near the poles. They are magnetic field features of the magnetosphere associated with regions through which plasma from the Sun can have direct access to the upper atmosphere.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
22-Jan-2022 11:42 UT

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