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How the Magnetic needle stands on Moon Is it North and south just like on earth?


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2007-07-22 18:46:50
2007-07-22 18:46:50

The moon does not have a magnetic field, so a compass would not point in any particular direction, unless it was being used close to a rock or minieral that was naturally magnetic. According to Nineplanets.org, the moon may have had a magnetic field at some time in the distant past, but no longer. For more info, try http://www.nineplanets.org/luna.html
Answer Since the Moon has nearly no magnetic field, it wouldn't be much good at all.

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