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Earth’s North Magnetic Pole
- Title Earth’s North Magnetic Pole
- Released 19/12/2008 2:47 pm
- Copyright ESA
Sea ice around the North Magnetic Pole, a wandering point on the Earth’s surface, is featured in this Envisat radar image, acquired on 8 December 2008. Just as Earth has two geographic poles, the North Pole and the South Pole, it also has a North and South Magnetic Pole. Although the geographic and magnetic poles are near each other, they are not located in the same places. Currently, the North Magnetic Pole is located in the Canadian Arctic at approximately 82.7 north and 114.24 west.