This is an image of the type-B aurora of Earth, also called the SAR ARC.
L. Frank from Dynamics Explorer
The current systems of Neptune
(?) This area of Neptune's magnetosphere is not understood very well.
If you would like to know a little bit more about current systems, why not look at current systems in the Earth's magnetosphere.
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