Magnetic Reconnection 2

  • Released Friday, April 6, 2007
  • Updated Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:33AM
  • ID: 20101

This is an update to an older magnetic reconnection animation (10072). The ionized wind from the Sun generates reconnection in the Earth's magnetic field. Particles leak in from the rediation belts producing the auroras.

3-D Anaglyph Reconnection animation


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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