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European Space Agency

Solar Wind Entry at Low Latitudes

Caption: When Earth’s magnetic field and the interplanetary magnetic field are aligned, for example in a northward orientation as indicated by the white arrow in this graphic, Kelvin–Helmholtz waves are generated at low (equatorial) latitudes.

Credit: AOES Medialab

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