Solar Wind Entry at Low Latitudes (image) European Space Agency Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions For non-commercial use only- For free use only with full credit line indicated. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.