What does magnetosphere mean?

Definitions for magnetospheremægˈni təˌsfɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. magnetosphere(noun)

    the magnetic field of a planet; the volume around the planet in which charged particles are subject more to the planet's magnetic field than to the solar magnetic field


  1. magnetosphere(Noun)

    The comet-shaped region around Earth or another planet in which charged particles are trapped or deflected. Shaped by the solar wind and the planet's magnetic field.


  1. Magnetosphere

    A magnetosphere is the area of space near an astronomical object in which charged particles are controlled by that object's magnetic field. Near the surface of the object, the magnetic field lines resemble those of an ideal magnetic dipole. Farther away from the surface, the field lines are significantly distorted by external currents, such as the solar wind. When speaking about the Earth, magnetosphere is typically used to refer to the outer layer of the ionosphere, although some sources consider the ionosphere and magnetosphere to be separate.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of magnetosphere in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of magnetosphere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Foster:

    For shocks traveling toward our planet, Earth’s magnetic field would take the direct hit such that most of the resulting disturbance would be confined to Earth’s outer magnetic field – our magnetosphere – with the ‘ noticeable ’ effects being those associated with a large geomagnetic storm – bright aurora, communications disturbances, scattered electrical power outages.

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