magnetic equator


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an imaginary line paralleling the equator where a magnetic needle has no dip

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The hydrogen radiation forms part of the Lyman-alpha bulge, a ring of ultraviolet light that girdles Jupiter's magnetic equator.
The planet's magnetic equator is located to the north of the planet's geographic equator, which suggests that south polar region is much more exposed than the north to bombardment by charged particles from the sun.
The space programme had a humble beginning in the early 1960s, when India began the scientific investigation of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere over the magnetic equator, which passes over Thumba near Thiruvananthapuram, with small sounding rockets.