What Exactly Is The Spring Equinox?We get pretty excited about the spring equinox bringing us out of winter and officially starting the season of spring. But what exactly is the spring equinox? And does an equinox happen at the start of every season? First, let’s get into the equinox, which actually occurs just twice a year. The word equinox comes from Latin and means “equality of night and day.” So, the …
Is An “Equinox” The Same As A “Solstice”?The word equinox comes from Latin and means "equality of night and day." So ... what's a solstice then?
- magnetic dipole moment,
- magnetic disk,
- magnetic domain,
- magnetic drum,
- magnetic epoch,
- magnetic field,
- magnetic field of the earth,
- magnetic field reversals,
- magnetic flux,
- magnetic flux density
Origin of magnetic equator
First recorded in 1825–35
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an imaginary line on the earth's surface, near the equator, at all points on which there is no magnetic dipAlso called: aclinic line
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A line connecting all points on the earth's surface at which the magnetic field is parallel to the Earth's surface. A balanced magnetic needle on the magnetic equator stabilizes in a perfectly horizontal position.
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