An Example of a Solar Coronal Hole (Oct 31-Nov 2, 2018)

First published at 03:33 UTC on February 26th, 2019.

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The darker area at the center on the Earth-facing solar disc is a coronal hole--an area of weaker magnetic structure--from where faster solar wind is ejected out toward the Earth. The result? The faster solar wind interacts with the Earth's ...

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