North magnetic pole

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Term: North magnetic pole

Location in the Northern Hemisphere where the lines of force from Earth's magnetic field are vertical. This point on the Earth gradual changes its position with time.

Created 2023.05.24
Last Modified 2023.05.24
Contributed by Rebecca Ringuette

Also applies to non-terrestrial bodies (e.g. Solar, other planets) if the word 'Earth' in the first sentence is replaced with 'a', as in "lines of force from a magnetic field are vertical." Also need to differentiate between North and South poles by indicating the directions of the magnetic field at the north pole and at the south pole. - Rebecca Ringuette 2023.05.24