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Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

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Figure 2:  This is a 'scary' diagram showing the regions of the heliosphere (click on image for larger view). There really isn't any fire-like cloud ramming into the heliosphere! It also shows the approximate locations of Voyagers 1 and 2. Voyager 1 is traveling faster and has crossed into the heliosheath. (Courtesy: NASA / Walt Feimer).

Figure 2: This is a 'scary' diagram showing the regions of the heliosphere (click on image for larger view). There really isn’t any fire-like cloud ramming into the heliosphere! It also shows the approximate locations of Voyagers 1 and 2. Voyager 1 is traveling faster and has crossed into the heliosheath. (Courtesy: NASA / Walt Feimer).

This image appears in the Technology Through Time article, #62: "Where is the heliopause?".

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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