Sunday, April 20, 2008

Moon Magnetism

Full Moon Magneto Drama?

Credit: Ehsan Rostamizadeh

The moon enters the Earths magnetotail three days before it is full and takes about six days to cross and exit on the other side. It is during those six days that strange things can happen like `dust storms' or electrostatic discharges...

The Moon's orbit crosses Earth's magnetotail.

Have a look at magnetospheric substorm, too!

Enjoy the full moon tonight!

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