How can I Know Which Side is North and South of a Ring Magnet?

Most recent answer: 12/14/2014

How can I know which side is north and south of a ring magnet?
- Trisaina (age 27)
United States

Hi Trisaina,

Take your ring magnet and write N on one of the flat sides.   Then suspend it from an edge with a string.  If the N lines up with north, okay.   If not erase the N and write S.    By the way, the earth's north pole is really a magnetic south pole.


Lee H


(published on 12/14/2014)