The Earth’s magnetic field and magnetosphere
It has been known for hundreds of years that the Earth possesses a magnetic field. The modern science of geomagnetism, however, can probably be dated back to the English physicist William Gilbert who in 1600 published his book De Magnete in which he stated that Magnus magnetis ipse est globus terrestris (“The Earth itself is a great magnet”).
KeywordsSolar Wind Equatorial Plane Ecliptic Plane Solar Wind Plasma Auroral Oval
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