Electromagnetic Lunar Swirls

Lunar swirls may be the result of electrical sorting, attraction and depositing (electroplating) of material on the moons surface, according to a peer reviewed research paper. Due to possible ancient magnetised crustal structures such as lava tubes or dykes.

Or perhaps in the past massive natural electric discharges transforming rocks. Or in the present day flowing electromagnetic currents through the moons crust, similar to planet Earth's telluric currents.

Immanuel Velikovsky Worlds in Collision

Lunar swirls are collections of finely structured bright and dark surface markings, alternating over length scales of typically 1–5 km. If swirls are the result of plasma interactions with crustal magnetic anomalies or electrostatic or magnetic sorting of fine materials, the magnetic field orientation must vary over similar length scales. This requires that the associated source bodies be both shallow and narrow in horizontal extent.
Lunar Swirl Morphology Constrains the Geometry, Magnetization, and Origins of Lunar Magnetic Anomalies

Space dust debris and dusty plasma particles from the solar wind aggregated, attracted and deposited onto the electric field patterns on or just below the surface.

electric magnetised Lunar Swirls

moon swirlsLunar swirls are collections of finely structured, bright and dark surface markings, alternating over length scales of typically 0.6-3.1 miles (1-5 km). The most famous, called Reiner Gamma, is about 40 miles (64 km) long and popular with backyard astronomers. Most lunar swirls share their locations with powerful, localized magnetic fields.

The bright-and-dark patterns may result when those magnetic fields deflect particles from the solar wind and cause some parts of the lunar surface to weather more slowly.

“But the cause of those magnetic fields, and thus of the swirls themselves, had long been a mystery,” said co-author Dr. Sonia Tikoo, of Rutgers University...

They found that each swirl must stand above a magnetic object that is narrow and buried close to the lunar surface.
Lunar Swirls May Be Produced by Strongly Magnetized Lava | Sci-News

Magnetised moon swirls

Electric field geology experiments

Physical electrical geology experiments have possibly shown that these swirling patterns could be the result of material in the atmosphere being attracted to flowing electric currents through the surface material.

Michael Steinbacher and Billy Yelverton tests on things like the formation of the Grand Canyon and Mars Valles Marineris have shown this is theoretically and physically feasible.

Comparative mythologists have proposed that the solar system and Earth's atmosphere contained much more debris and dust due to planetary catastrophes.

Could this explain where Earth's nearly pure quartz sand came from that covers many deserts? The Sahara desert was green and pleasant only a few thousand years ago?

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Reiner Gamma swirl

Magnetised Lunar Swirls

Several LROC Featured Images have shown spectacular new images of the swirls near Mare Ingenii which are similar to the swirls of Reiner Gamma. Reiner Gamma, however, is the "prototypical" lunar swirl.
Reiner Gamma Region | NASA

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Magnetised swirls of lunar rock

The peer review geological interpretation is certainly feasible. The Electric Universe theory on plasma geology would also suggest the rocks were transformed and empowered when natural and huge electrical discharges surged through the moon.
Lunar Swirls Electric Moon

The correspondingly restricted volume of the source bodies in turn implies strong rock magnetization. Here we show that if ∼300‐nT surface fields are necessary to produce observable swirl markings, the required rock magnetization must be >0.5 A/m, even for very shallow sources and likely closer to ∼2 A/m or more. This strong source rock magnetization, together with the geometric constraints that favor magmatic structures such as dikes or lava tubes, requires a mechanism to enhance the magnetic carrying capacity of the rocks.
Lunar Swirl Morphology Constrains the Geometry, Magnetization, and Origins of Lunar Magnetic Anomalies

Van de Graaff generator crater swirl

Van de Graaff crater is south of Aitken crater on the outer edge of the South-Pole Aitken basin. Van de Graaff exhibits an unusual figure-eight shape, ~240 x 140 km, in a region with swirls, magnetic anomalies, and geochemical anomalies. Swirls on the Moon are high-reflectance, irregularly-shaped markings with gradational boundaries, and they are associated with poorly understood magnetic anomalies (weak by terrestrial magnetism standards).

Magnetic fields like the one near Van de Graaff are relatively unusual for the Moon, because the Moon does not currently have a global magnetic field like the Earth does. Orbital geochemistry measurements show that Van de Graaff and the surrounding terrain have slightly higher concentrations of thorium, which suggests the presence of a geochemically important thorium-rich lunar material called KREEP. Van de Graaff is on the opposite side of the Moon from the massive Imbrium basin, suggesting that perhaps the magnetic and geochemical anomalies are related to the gigantic Imbrium impact event. Or, on the other hand, the anomalies could represent the products of local geologic events.
Van de Graaff crater | NASA