The ocean generates its own magnetic field, which peaks everty 12.5 hours along with the rising tides.
Sea currents create electric currents through a process called motional induction.
The next time you long for the romance of the northern lights, switch on a fluorescent lamp! There may be less mystique, but the principle will be the same.
Ever heard of motional induction? Learn about it on this Moment of Science.
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Once the electric circuit is completed, an electric current begins to run though a cylindrical coil of wire, or solenoid. The electric current creates an electromagnetic field around the solenoid.