: a marked temporary disturbance of the earth's magnetic field held to be related to sunspots
Examples of magnetic storm in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebAt the time of the event, Japan rested at a magnetic latitude of 33 degrees, where aurorae could hypothetically form—especially in the event of a magnetic storm.
Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 3 Apr. 2020 For their latest work, Love’s team obtained records of magnetic storms detected at observatories, then combined them with new surveys that measured the local magnetic field and its related electrical field.
National Geographic, 18 Mar. 2019 The predicted magnetic storm could push the aurora borealis to lower latitudes, raising the possibility its eerie streamers would slither over the skies in New York, Wisconsin, or Washington State.
Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, 25 Mar. 2019 The magnetic storm effect is global, however, whereas the rocket effect is regional.
Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 22 Mar. 2018
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