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How does the Sun's magnetic field work?The sun has a large and complex magnetic fieldA field of force that is generated by electric currents. The Sun's average large-scale magnetic field, like that of the Earth, exhibits a north and a south pole linked by lines of magnetic force..Magnetic fields are created by things that are magnetic (like iron magnets) or by moving charged particles. A magnetic field is the description of the force a magnetic object exerts in the space surrounding the magnetic object. A force is a push or pull. To learn more about forces and magnetic fields, please visit The University of Colorado Physics 2000 website.When charged particles move around really fast they create magnetic fields. The Sun is made of positively charged ionsAn atom that has become electrically charged by the gain or loss of one or more electrons. and negatively charged electronsA negatively charged elementary particle that normally resides outside (but is bound to) the nucleus of an atom. in a state of matter called plasmaPlasma consists of a gas heated to sufficiently high temperatures that the atoms ionize. The properties of the gas are controlled by electromagnetic forces among constituent ions and electrons, which results in a different type of behavior. Plasma is often considered the fourth state of matter (besides solid, liquid, and gas). Most of the matter in the Universe is in the plasma state.. Since the Sun is made of charged particles, magnetic fields are created by the movement of the particles.The Sun's charged particles move in three ways due to the Sun's high temperatures and the movement of its axis, which influence each other to make the Sun's magnetic field complex:The Sun's high temperatures cause the positively charged ions and negatively charged electrons that make up its plasma to move around a lot. The moving plasma creates many complicated magnetic fields that twist and turn. The extremely hot plasma that blows off the Sun as the solar windA stream of charged particles, mostly protons and electrons, that escapes into the Sun's outer atmosphere at high speeds and streams out into the solar system. also causes a magnetic field. The plasma in the Sun also rotates around the Sun's axis. The plasma near the poles rotates slower than the plasma at the equator causing twisting and stretching of magnetic fields, too.