Solar Oblateness and Magnetic Field


It has been suggested that the observed Solar oblateness may be caused by a gravitational quadrupole moment. The answer may not be so simple, however, because of magnetic stress and differential rotation between the radiation layer and the core.

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STURROCK, P., GILVARRY, J. Solar Oblateness and Magnetic Field. Nature 216, 1280–1283 (1967).

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