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

Id:CMEandEarth
Release date:16 November 2015, 18:51
Duration:49 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Earth
Type:Solar System : Star : Circumstellar Material : Outflow : Coronal Mass Ejection
Category:Fulldome
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