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.
Jets of gas emanating from each magnetic pole might meet and collide near the magnetic equator, accounting for the Lyman-alpha bulge and the turbulent, high-speed motion of the hydrogen atoms.
This holds that when the Sun is nearly spotless its magnetic field resembles a simple dipole magnet augmented by field lines near the magnetic equator that stretch outward, dragging the coronal gas with them.
Thus the outer coronal "disk" extending from the magnetic equator lies close to the heliographic equatorial plane.
The data indicated that Mercury's magnetic equator is also well to the north of the planet's geographic equator.