High-Speed Solar Wind

   A flow of high-speed plasma leaving the Sun. The average velocity of the Solar Wind is almost 350 kilometers (217 miles) per second. Holes in the Sun's Corona allow for regions of much stronger Solar Winds called High-Speed Solar Wind Streams. As the Sun rotates, these winds point in different directions, like holding a hose in front of you with the water squirting straight out, and then slowly spinning around in a circle. The Earth gets sprayed with High-Speed Solar Wind Streams from the same coronal holes about every 27 days.
   See Stellar Winds and Solar Wind.

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