The strongly nonlinear problem for the steady, laminar, viscous incompressible ,and electrically conducting fluid near the equator of the boundary layer flow due to a rotating sphere and in the presence of a uniform radial magnetic field is considered. Analytic approximations for this problem are obtained through the application of the homotopy analysis method and via a fractional basis. Variations for velocity and temperature profiles with the change of the suction/blowing, rotational, and magnetic parameters are studied.