The splitting of spectrum lines when the atoms emitting or absorbing them are in the presence of a magnetic field. The Zeeman components are polarized and this enables the strenght and direction of the magnetic field producing them to be inferred. See also: Stark effect; magnetometer.


Stark Effect Meteor Shower Zenith Distance Interstellar Absorption Zodiacal Light 
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