Definition of magnetotail in English:


Syllabification: mag·ne·to·tail
Pronunciation: /magˈnētəˌtāl


  • The broad elongated extension of a planet’s magnetosphere on the side away from the sun.
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    • In June 2001 Cluster began to explore the magnetotail - the region where storms of high energy particles are generated.
    • The magnetotail is the part of the magnetosphere pushed in the direction of the solar wind - shaped like a giant windsock and stretching at least two million kilometres into space on the night side of the Earth.
    • The orbit has to have some inclination to it for the apoapsis to get into the magnetotail.

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