Solar Wind

The wind from the Sun. More specifically, particles, usually electrons and protons, continually streaming away from the corona of the Sun at up to 900 km s-1. The solar wind is extremely sparse, containing only a few fast moving particles per cubic centimetre at the Earth. The exact geometry and extent of the solar wind is not well known.

See also: Bow Shock, Earth, Solar Flare, Space Weather, Sun, Termination Shock.

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