Is this the Dark Twin, making an appearance on the NASA magnetosphere BATSRUS images just to the right or left of the Earth on the images? It is indeed, but why is it moving about? The satellites providing data for these images are many, positioned all around the Earth, near and at a distance, and provide data about many particle flows affecting the magnetosphere. The ACE, WIND, SAMPLEX, and the Stereo satellites participate, among others, most orbiting the Lagrangian point between the Earth and Sun. The models producing these images are computer programs, which have been instructed on how to interpret various particle flows.
Thus the appearance of the black dots on the images, caused by the near presence of the Dark Twin, is a conglomeration of information from satellites in various positions around the Earth – to the front, back, side, and at a distance. The composition of the Earth is shown as a black circle, central to the modeled images. It should be no surprise that objects formed of rock, such as Venus, the Moon, or the Dark Twin would show up also as a black dot. Venus is far enough away to be excluded, and the Earth’s Moon is too small to be included, but the Dark Twin is closer to the Earth than Venus, and is as large as the Earth. Thus the particle flows from the Dark Twin are not ignored by the computer programs employed by the BATSRUS model.
What do the various positions of the Dark Twin on these images imply about the position of the Dark Twin during these dates, which show the Dark Twin switching about between the right and the left in the images, either in front of or behind the Earth. Satellites collecting data are not taking a picture of what is at a distance, they are recording particle flows in their vicinity, and can misjudge for elements they were never programmed to consider. The Dark Twin is directly behind the Earth at present, and closer to the Earth than ever before. But satellites behind the Earth and to one side will interpret a 2D particle flow view of these two hunks of rock as being side by side, or this or that one ahead of the other. This is a program failure, a modeling failure, on how to interpret a 2D image into a 3D model.