CBSE - XII Science - Physics - Magnetism and Matter
what is the difference between magnetic north pole and geomagnetic north pole? what is nearer to geographic north pole??a magnetic north or a magnetic south??????
The magnetic South Pole is that point where a magnetized compass will
point if deployed in the Southern Hemisphere. This pole moves, or
wanders, and now sits off the coast of Adelie Land; it has moved over
500 miles since its first discovery in 1909 by the Australian Douglas
Mawson and his party.
The geomagnetic South Pole is the theoretical pole of the earth's
magnetic field. If you could look at earth from a far enough
distance, and envision the magnetic field caused by its molten iron
core, that magnetic field would resemble the pattern that iron
filings will make around a magnet. The two dipoles in that pattern
would be the geomagnetic North and South Poles of that magnet;
similarly for the planet.
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