In the movie, the Sun is represented as a yellow dot, the Earth by a green dot, and the STEREO spacecraft by the red and blue dots. The top row represents the WSA-Enlil predicted solar wind density and the bottom row the predicted solar wind velocity. On the left is a pinwheel plot of the ecliptic plane, showing all of the solar wind structures that are likely to encounter Earth or which have recently encountered Earth, in what is effectively an ‘overhead’ view. While the STEREO spacecraft are shown, this ecliptic slice does not normally pass through these satellites, though it is typically fairly close. In the middle are meridional slices that go through the Earth, showing the solar wind structures that will encounter Earth from a ‘side’ view. On the right, the predicted density and velocity values for the location of Earth and the two STEREO spacecraft are plotted.
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