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Lunar modulations

Tides not only affect ocean dynamics but also influence the Earth’s magnetosphere. Satellite observations have now revealed evidence of tidal effects in the Earth’s plasmasphere correlated with Moon phases.

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Fig. 1: The Earth’s plasmasphere.


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Heilig, B. Lunar modulations. Nat. Phys. 19, 467–468 (2023).

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