posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 10:16 AM
I agree, this has been a very interesting and informative thread...S&F to the OP!
As far as intensity today... Perhaps our neighborhood experts could expand on the reasons for it.
I was under the understanding that when a CME/energy field encounters the magnetosphere and begins to move past, it "draaags" the magnetic field with
it and eventually the magnetosphere "recoils" or "snaps back". Perhaps this is can cause some kind of flux in instrumentation?
No clue actually...just something I remember seeing/reading or hearing about at some point in time.
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