How does the Sun's magnetic field affect the Earth?

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How does the Sun's magnetic field affect the Earth?

The Sun's Magnetic Field:

Much as the Earth is surrounded by a magnetic field called the magnetosphere, the sun also has a magnetic field created by the convection and rotation of charged particles. Unlike the Earth, however, the magnetic field of the sun regularly flips every 22 years.

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The suns magnetic field affects the Earth in many ways, some we do not yet understand. What we do know is that the magnetic field of the sun often...

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