geo·​mag·​net·​ic | \ ˌjē-ō-mag-ˈne-tik How to pronounce geomagnetic (audio) \

Definition of geomagnetic

: of or relating to terrestrial magnetism

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geomagnetically \ ˌjē-​ō-​mag-​ˈne-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce geomagnetically (audio) \ adverb
geomagnetism \ ˌjē-​ō-​ˈmag-​nə-​ˌti-​zəm How to pronounce geomagnetism (audio) \ noun

Examples of geomagnetic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Solar, or geomagnetic, storms are disturbances in Earth’s magnetosphere or magnetic field caused by changes in solar wind. Fox News, "Sun's 'boiling' surface revealed in historic high-res images captured by solar telescope," 31 Jan. 2020 The Northern Lights will be visible Saturday and Sunday evenings (August 31 and Sept 1) although good views are contingent upon location and the intensity of the geomagnetic activity surrounding the sun. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "How to See the Northern Lights This Weekend," 30 Aug. 2019 Scientists suspect a geomagnetic sense guides their migration, which can take over a year. The Economist, "The mysterious life and times of eels," 18 Dec. 2019 Farther north, in tiny Landers, make an appointment well ahead of time to align your chakras to the dulcet tones of a sound bath at the Integratron (from $40), a domed structure that sits on a geomagnetic vortex in the Mojave Desert. Shawnté Salabert, Outside Online, "The Ultimate Joshua Tree National Park Travel Guide," 28 Oct. 2019 They instead point toward Earth’s geomagnetic North Pole, an ever-shifting location on the Earth’s surface. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "For the First Time in 360 Years, True and Magnetic North Will Align in the U.K.," 30 Aug. 2019 An internal geomagnetic compass allows them to home their way back to their nesting place each spring. Tom Montgomery Fate,, "'I can’t help but look back' — dad reflects on life after kids' graduations," 4 June 2019 Right now there is a dearth of detailed data on regional geomagnetic risks, as well as on the frequency and intensity of solar storms and our technology’s response to them. National Geographic, "Solar storms can be even worse if you live near certain rocks," 18 Mar. 2019 Starting in 2016, a geomagnetic pulse in South America sent magnetic pole lurching in an unexpected trajectory. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Government Shutdown Is Messing with North," 15 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of geomagnetic

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Geomagnetic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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geo·​mag·​net·​ic | \ ˌjē-ō-mag-ˈne-tik How to pronounce geomagnetic (audio) \

Kids Definition of geomagnetic

: of or relating to the magnetic field of the earth the geomagnetic field

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