The Earth's magnetic field protects our planet from most of the permanent flow of particles from the solar wind.
Fissures in this magnetic shield are known to occur, enabling the solar wind to penetrate our near-space environment. A study based on data collected by the four ESA Cluster satellites and the CNSA/ESA Double Star TC-1 spacecraft, provides new insight into the location and duration of these ruptures in the Earth's magnetic shield.
Aurora Borealis in Finnish Lapland
Aurora Borealis in Finnish Lapland 2011 from Flatlight Films on Vimeo.
Extraordinary views of earth via a time lapse sequences of photographs
This is taken with a special low-light 4K-camera by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011.
Earth | Time Lapse View from Space | Fly Over | Nasa, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.
The Magnetic Field of the Earth - Can it Protect us?
The Earth's magnetic field is actually protecting us from the solar wind.
This video clip shows the actual solar wind taken from the pair of early warning satellites showing the magnetic field interactions of both Venus and Earth with the actual solar wind: