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magnetotail(mag-nee -toh-tayl) See magnetosphere.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
The portion of the magnetosphere extending from earth in the direction away from the sun for a variable distance of the order of 1000 earth radii.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.