Even the compass needle doesn't point the true north, but only the magnetic north.
His gaze shivered and fixed itself on the Master's, as in a compass-box you may see the needle tremble to magnetic north.
The outer dial rotated as soon as the cover lock was released and came to a stop pointing to magnetic north.
The whole arises from the system adopted of laying down the boundaries by the magnetic north instead of by the true.
Your compass, as just explained, points to the magnetic north.
If to the magnetic north the needle will have but one barb away from the true North.
It must be remembered that in one case I speak of the true north, and in the other of the magnetic north.
Her perception of the invisible was as sensitive as the needle of a compass to the thrill of the magnetic north.
The tendency of the loadstone to point towards the magnetic north and south.
The variation from the magnetic north is shown on the ground plan, which was made in December, 1890.
|magnetic north |
The direction toward which the north-seeking arrow of a compass points. ◇ The magnetic north pole is the northern pole of the Earth's magnetic field and changes slightly in response to variations in the Earth's magnetism. The current magnetic north pole is located in the Arctic Islands of Canada. Compare geographic north.
The direction of the north magnetic pole.