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How to use magnetic equator in a sentence
The value of the horizontal component is zero at the north magnetic pole, and increases toward the magnetic equator.On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth | William Gilbert of Colchester
A freely suspended magnetic needle will not maintain a horizontal position except at the magnetic equator.
These lines are made by currents arising from one side of the magnetic equator, and passing over to the other.The Philosophy of the Weather | Thomas Belden Butler
The magnetic equator, as sought by the dipping needle, is not coincident with the geographical one.The Philosophy of the Weather | Thomas Belden Butler
But suppose that the earth is to the North of the magnetic equator of the field, what happens then?Aether and Gravitation | William George Hooper
British Dictionary definitions for magnetic equator
an imaginary line on the earth's surface, near the equator, at all points on which there is no magnetic dip: Also called: aclinic line
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Scientific definitions for magnetic equator
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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