Dust Storms on the Moon

The solar winds blow, shaping earth's magnetic field. What happens on the moon when it encounters the magnetotail? Can dust storms on the moon be affected by earth's magnetic field? Apples and Oranges The earth's magnetic field receives constant bombardment from the sun's solar wind. This forces back the flux lines into a long extended tail on the side of earth opposite the sun. This extended stream is referred to as a magnetotail. The Moon's Time of the Month Most of the month the moon is not under the influence of earth's magnetotail, but is exposed to the solar wind. Yet, part of each month the moon does cross into earth's magnetotail. This occurs over a period of about six days, three days before the moon enters its full phase…
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