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

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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 When the atmospheric pressure starts to alter ionosphere, the geomagnetic field alters along with it. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Earth's Magnetic Fields Could Give Lightspeed Warning of Incoming Earthquakes and Tsunamis," 15 Oct. 2018 If a high level of geomagnetic activity is present in the sky, the northern lights will be visible to spectators. Susan Selasky And Emma Tomsich, Detroit Free Press, "Strawberry moon, Saturn to light up sky tonight," 27 June 2018 The threat comes from solar storms, those occasional eruptions of vast amounts of energy that can cause a massive spike in geomagnetic activity and radiation. Kyle Stock,, "Too Much Sun Could Wreak Havoc on Driverless Cars," 16 Mar. 2018 While this storm is pretty predicable, the impact of bigger geomagnetic events can be tough to figure out. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Earthlings: There’s No Need to Freak Out About Tonight’s Solar Storm," 14 Mar. 2018 The Soviets and Americans also worked together to further space exploration in the 1960s and 1970s—exchanging weather data from and launching new meteorologic satellites and jointly mapping the earth's geomagnetic field. The Editors, Scientific American, "Science Diplomacy Is More Vital Than Ever," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of geomagnetic

1904, in the meaning defined above

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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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