How solar activity impacts Earth

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Uploaded on December 19, 2013

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How solar activity impacts Earth

2013-12-19 - This computer-generated animation traces the path of an enormous burst of energy (known as a coronal mass ejection) leaving the Sun, slamming into Earth's magnetosphere, reconnecting behind the planet and fueling Sun-induced auroras near the poles.

(Credits: SOHO, NASA, ESA)

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