The boundary between the area in which a planet's magnetic field dominates and the magnetic field of the rest of the Solar System dominates.
The location in space where Earth's magnetic field balances the pressure of the solar wind. It is located at the edge of the magnetosphere. See the image on the right.
The place where the influence of the Earth's magnetosphere stops
The boundary surface between the solar wind and the magnetosphere, where the pressure of the magnetic field of the object effectively equals the dynamic pressure of the solar wind.
The boundary between the magnetic field of a planet, and that of the Sun. So called to mimic the practice of naming the top of each layer in our atmosphere as the something-pause, where "something" refers to the name of the layer below that boundary.
the boundary of the magnetosphere, separating plasma attached to Earth from the one flowing with the solar wind.
The boundary layer between the solar wind and the magnetosphere.
the boundary between Earth's magnetic field and the solar wind
The location in space where Earth's magnetic field balances the pressure of the solar wind. The magnetopause forms the outer magnetic surface of Earth's magnetosphere: it is the boundary between Earth's magnetic field and the magnetic field generated by the Sun. It's closest approach on the side facing the Sun (called the dayside) is 63,000 km from Earth, about 1/6th the distance to the moon.
The outer boundary of the magnetosphere.
The boundary of the magnetosphere is the magnetopause. It is where the pressure of the solar wind is balanced by Earth's magnetic field pressure. The magnetopause is most defined on the sunward side where it is located approximately 10 Earth radii (10 times 3962 mi) from the Earth. This boundary fluctuates between 7 to 14 Earth radii during magnetic disturbances resulting from large variations in the solar wind.
The boundary of the magnetosphere, lying inside the bow shock, usually about 10 Earth radii toward the Sun. The solar wind is deflected inside the bow shock to flow around the magnetopause in the magnetosheath.
The location in space where Earth's magnetic field balances the pressure of the solar wind. It is located about 63,000 km from Earth in the direction of the Sun, or about 1/6th the distance to the moon's orbit.
The outer limit of the magnetosphere, beyond which the magnetic field of a planet is not so relevant in controlling the physical processes taking place.
The sharp boundary between the earth's magnetosphere and the solar wind of interplanetary space. The magnetopause represents the outer termination of the earth's atmosphere and extends from a distance of several earth-radii in the sunward direction to a much larger and rather indefinite distance in the anti-sunward direction, resulting in a cometlike shape with a long tail directed away from the sun.
A magnetopause flows along the boundary between a magnetic field, (see: magnetosphere) and surrounding plasma. It behaves roughly like a droplet of liquid exposed to supersonic flow. The magnetopause will ripple, flap, and sometimes droplets will break off.