# When atoms “move”, do their electrons generate a net magnetic field relative to the motion?

It seems to me that the atoms the make up all the matter on Earth, are always in motion. The Earth rotates and it revolves around the sun. It also revolves around the Galactic center. And, we are moving relative to the Andromeda Galaxy. If all that movement is causing the electrons in the atoms of the world to generate weak magnetic fields, there must be some ambient, net magnetic field around us and around the Earth due to this motion. If this could be measured, and all the know motions subtracted, would we see a residual magnetic field due to some absolute linear motion through the Universe? Would that tell us anything about the nature of the Universe and our position in it? Also, it's seems, this could be used as a navigation tool.

• accelerating -not moving- electrons emit EM radiation – user98038 Jan 8 '17 at 22:02
• @aK1974 I think we are both wrong ( I upticked) , he is talking of uniform moving charges creating a magnetic field – anna v Jan 9 '17 at 9:04

An easy straightforward test for this idea is to use the fact that in your body, there are $7*10^{27}$, that is seven billion billion billion, atoms, give or take. They do move around inside your body, but the main point is that you personally are not magnetic because the overall magnetic field of all these atoms is zero.