Dynamic Earth: visualisation of a CME
This fulldome visualisation from the Earth science planetarium show Dynamic Earth shows Earth's geomagnetic field deflecting an incoming blast of solar particles from a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME).
Earth's geomagnetic field helps to deflect these solar particles around the planet, dramatically reducing the impact of the event.
The flowing material of a CME is actually in the form of ions and electrons, which are far too small to see. This visualisation represents the motions of these tiny particles in a form large enough for us to see.Credit:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.
Visualizers/Animators: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC) (Lead) Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC) Tom Bridgman (GST)
About the Video
|Release date:||16 November 2015, 18:51|
|Frame rate:||30 fps|