Why does a compass needle always point to the North?

Why does a compass needle always point to the North?

A compass is an instrument that tells us the directions. Its needle, which has a magnet in it, spins freely whichever direction you are facing- but it will always settle down pointing to the North. The actual cause of the magnetism has to do with the interior of the Earth. The center of the Earth has a molten metallic ironrich core that is spinning continuously. It is believed that the metals in the core have many loosely bound electrons, and that these particles can conduct electricity. It is that mass of moving electrons which produces the magnetic filed, which in turn, moves the needle of a compass.

No comments:

Post a Comment

About

authorHello, my name is Ravi R Naik. I'm a 20 year old self-learned blogger and writer.
Learn More →