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Solar wind entry at low latitudes

Solar wind entry at low latitudes


Date: 24 October 2012
Satellite: Cluster
Depicts: Solar wind entry at low latitudes
Copyright: ESA/AOES Medialab

When Earth's magnetic field and the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) are aligned, Kelvin-Helmholtz waves are generated at low (equatorial) latitudes, where the magnetic fields are most closely aligned.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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