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NOAA Photo Library Image - wea01037

The Space Environment. This is a map of the space environment, although greatly foreshortened. The 93 million miles between Sun and Earth is sacrificed to show ejections from the Sun, which hit the sweeping "Magnetopause" at the front edge of the Magnetosphere. The Earth, half in shadow, is surrounded by the Van Allen Radiation Belts (orange) and the magnetosphere. The Milky Way stars are visible.

Image ID: wea01037, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection

Category: Weather Wonders/Space Weather/Environment/Art/

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