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On May 11, 1999, the solar wind that blows constantly from the Sun virtually disappeared. Dropping to a small fraction of its normal density and to half its normal speed, the solar wind died down enough to allow physicists to observe particles flowing directly from the Suns corona to Earth. This severe change in the solar wind also drastically changed the shape of Earths magnetic field and produced a rare auroral display at Earths North Pole.

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    NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Electron Fluxes,Space sciences,NSDL_SetSpec_456144,Physical sciences,Graduate/Professional,Geology,Upper Atmosphere,Aurora,Geophysics,Astronomy,Higher Education,Solar Wind,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Science,Chemistry,Physics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061002142324705T,Polar-PIXIE,Space science,Earth science,Geoscience,Space Science

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