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Magnetic Field [Astro*Index]

The space near a magnetic body (or current-carrying body) in which the forces due to the body (or current) can be detected. Disturbances in the Sun's magnetic field seem to be the basic cause of most visible solar disturbances, such as sunspots and solar flares. These huge solar magnetic disturbances influence the Earth's magnetic field, and that of the planets. This in turn seems to have an effect on the behavior of all living organisms.


See also:
♦ Elf Waves ♦ Solar Wind ♦ Solar Flare ♦ Sunspot


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