If you sailed near the south pole, what direction would your compass point? Even as far south as Antarctica-the continent that surrounds the south pole-compasses point to magnetic north. But at the magnetic south pole itself, a compass might spin freely. Or the needle might be so out of balance that it wouldn't even spin-it might get stuck up against the top of the case. The same thing would probably happen at the magnetic north pole, because, at the poles, a compass needle wants to point in a very specific direction-not north or south, but straight up and down-orienting itself along magnetic lines of force. The exact locations of the north and south magnetic pole move continually. The pole can move-hour-to-hour and day-to-day-by hundreds of meters. There are also larger, gradual changes in the Earth's magnetic field -Ã so you can't accurately correct compass headings or bearings using hundred-year-old navigation charts. Scientists have spent decades recording these variations-but as to why it happens. . . well, that question still hasn't been answered in detail. Written by NEW! Find related content with Sphere send-to-friend
It depends on how good the compass is. I'd say it doesn't work.
South pole of a compass magnet points the geo south of the earth.
The north of the compass points to Earth's magnetic south pole, which is to the north.
The compass needle is magnetic so has a north pole and a south pole. North attracts north and south attracts south so the compass needle points to the north pole (you could say it - the other end- points to the south pole too).
The north pole of the compass would point toward the south pole of the magnet.
the needle of a compass points north and south pole
Except near the Earth's magnetic poles, the south pole of a compass points toward the south.
The south pole of the compass needle is attracted to the earth's magnetic north pole situated at the southern hemisphere of the earth.
. The south magnetic pole of the compass points to Earth's north magnetic pole.
North pole. The north pole of a compass needle has "S" on it, and the south pole of the needle has "N" on it. Opposites attract, similar poles repel.
No. The pull of the Magnetic South Pole will compromise your way-finding if you depend on a magnetic compass. Best practices dictate that you set your watch to sun time, and navigate using the sun.
The answer to: What is at the opposite end of the South Pole is the North Pole. The correct answer is the North Pole. Think about the compass. South is at the bottom of the compass- (generally speaking here:) and to both sides of south are east and west so the answer simply must be the North Pole.
A compass will always point to the south pole of a magnet.
Use a compass. The north (-seeking) pole of the compass will be attracted to the south pole of the magnet.
Neither.A compass needle points to the magnetic north pole which is different to the geographical North Pole.
The south pole of a magnetic compass is pulled towards the Earth's north magnetic pole, and away from Earth's south magnetic pole. Or towards and away the corresponding poles of any other magnet. Note that Earth's NORTH magnetic pole is close to the SOUTH pole.
To the magnetic north pole
By observing a compass needle.
magnetic north north pole =magnetic south
When standing on the Magnetic North Pole, your compass will only South!
Use a compass. The needle of a compass will be attracted by a magnet's south pole, and repelled by a magnet's north pole.
North pole and South pole. This can be easily identified using a compass. Be careful not to re-magnatize the compass.
In a regular magnetic compass, the needle is a magnet. One end is the south pole and the other end is the north pole. Magnets are affected by other magnets. If a magnet is placed near a magnetic compass, the north pole of the compass's needle is attracted by the south pole of the magnet, and the south pole of the compass's needle is attracted by the north pole of the magnet.
Use a compass. It's needle points to the south pole of a magnet.