Are there a mini-magnetosphere within the magnetosphere similar to mini-magnetosphere found on the Moon? Is there a map of these areas that would resemble the white swirls in the picture below?

The white areas extending up to 360 km and are the safer areas where one could be protected to a degree. enter image description here

Are there areas on Earth that could have this magnetic crustal properties as the moon has and would it add or supplement the protection of Earth's magnetosphere?

enter image description here Source: http://lunarnetworks.blogspot.com/2010/10/grand-lunar-swirls-yielding-to-lro-mini.html


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Near to the Earth's surface there are small variations in the Earth's magnetic field, but these don't play a role in providing the magnetosphere which protects the Earth from charged particles emanating chiefly from the solar wind.


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