posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 06:35 PM
Originally posted by Phage
The "holes" which occur are not really holes through the magnetosphere. They are more like tunnels into the magnetosphere which allow the charged
particles of the solar wind to penetrate to areas that they can't normally reach. These areas are thousands of miles above the surface of the Earth
and the "holes" pose no direct danger. But...if one of them happens to form at the same time as a good sized event on the Sun, the additional
charged particles could enhance the processes which lead to geomagnetic storms and kick it up a notch or two.
[edit on 7/8/2009 by Phage]
i know this is an older thread, but i'm hope hope HOPING phage will be around to answer, and also hoping i can word it in a way that is easy to
understand what i'm asking.
last night we had a bit of a geomagnetic storm...i was watching the magnetosphere simulator and noticed something i had never noticed before:
okay, that one is from right now and ill just use it as an example, the blue on the left side of the earth, the half-circle of blue inside the area of
pressure....last night it was showing quite a bit of pressure too....in that it was more of an aqua color....more on the opaque side.
anyways, why would this be??? or what could that mean?
could it mean that maybe our magnetosphere wasn't um.....as equipped as it should have been...if thats the right way to put it?