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The energy did not flow around from the front of the earth, like it usually does.
The Geospace Magnetosphere Movies display 2d cut planes of Earth's magnetosphere from the Geospace model output for three different plasma parameters (velocity, density, and pressure). For each plasma parameter, equatorial (x-y plane) and noon-midnight magnetic meridian (x-z plane) cut planes are plotted in GSM coordinates. The animations show the model forecast, where the lead time depends on the solar wind speed, as well as the previous two hours for context.
originally posted by: LookingAtMars
a reply to: Chadwickus
Solar wind comes from the sun. Not from behind earth.
The video is of him showing and explaining the different sat data.
He doesn't really waffle on, IMO.
A simulation created with real satellite data.
Yes, that is what happens when there is a reconnection.
It didn't do that this time looking at this simulation. The energy seemed to just appear.