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Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

IMAGE GALLERY

FIGURE 5. Schematic representation of  a magnetic field in the Radiative Zone (red lines); the shearing of part of this field in the Tachocline (green regio nwith black lines) according to one theory of solar magnetism. (Courtesy Gough and McIntyre)

This image appears in the Technology Through Time article, #60: "Where does the Sun's magnetic field come from?".

Space Weather Fact

The fastest coronal mass ejection was recorded on August 4, 1972 and traveled from the sun to earth in 14.6 hours - a speed of nearly 10 million kilometers per hour!

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