Magnetic pole
Magnetic pole may refer to:
  • One of the two ends of a magnet
    A magnet is a material or object that produces a magnetic field. This magnetic field is invisible but is responsible for the most notable property of a magnet: a force that pulls on other ferromagnetic materials, such as iron, and attracts or repels other magnets.A permanent magnet is an object...

  • The magnetic poles of astronomical bodies, a special case of magnets, two special cases of which are the Geomagnetic poles:
    • The North Magnetic Pole
      North Magnetic Pole
      The Earth's North Magnetic Pole is the point on the surface of the Northern Hemisphere at which the Earth's magnetic field points vertically downwards . Though geographically in the north, it is, by the direction of the magnetic field lines, physically the south pole of the Earth's magnetic field...

       of planet Earth, a point where the north end of a compass points downward
    • The South Magnetic Pole
      South Magnetic Pole
      The Earth's South Magnetic Pole is the wandering point on the Earth's surface where the geomagnetic field lines are directed vertically upwards...

       of planet Earth, a point where the south end of a compass points downward
    • A Geomagnetic Pole
      Geomagnetic pole
      The geomagnetic poles are antipodal points where the axis of a theoretical dipole intersects the Earth's surface. This dipole is equivalent to a powerful bar magnet at the center of the Earth, and it is the dipole that comes closest to accounting for the magnetic field observed at the Earth's...

      , determined by a statistical fit to measurements of the Earth's magnetic field
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