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Earth’s magnetic pole is on the move, fast. And we don’t know why


News Corp Australia Network
Jamie Seidel
January 11, 2019

Earth’s magnetic field is what allows us to exist. It deflects harmful radiation. It keeps our water and atmosphere in place. But now it’s acting up — and nobody knows why.

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Planet Earth is alive. Deep beneath its skin, its life blood — rivers of molten iron — pulse around its core. And this mobile iron is what generates the magnetic field that causes auroras — and keeps us alive.

But, according to the science journal Nature, something strange is going on deep down below.

It’s causing the magnetic North Pole to ‘skitter’ away from Canada, towards Siberia.

“The magnetic pole is moving so quickly that it has forced the world’s geomagnetism experts into a rare move,” Nature reports.

On January 30 (delayed due to the US Government shutdown), the World Magnetic Model — which governs modern navigation systems — is due to undergo an urgent update.

This model is a vital component of systems ranging from geopositioning systems used to navigate ships through to smartphone trackers and maps.

The current model was expected to be valid until 2020. But the magnetic pole began to shift so quickly, it was realised in 2018 that the model had to be fixed — now.

“They realised that it was so inaccurate that it was about to exceed the acceptable (safe) limit for navigational errors,” Nature reports.

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Every year, geophysicists from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the British Geological Survey do a check on how the Earth’s magnetic field is varying.

This is necessary as the liquid iron churning in the Earth’s core does not move in a consistent manner.

“In 2016, for instance, part of the magnetic field temporarily accelerated deep under northern South America and the eastern Pacific Ocean,” Nature reports.

This shift was captured by satellites.

SOURCE: https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/earths-magnetic-pole-is-on-the-move-fast-and-we-dont-know-why/news-story/341c92307a6b19d25b38836c6097be9d

 

Edited by Michael Rielly
EDITED for news format
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Santa Dan

I have read that the magnetic poles have switched several times in the earths past and that we may have another switch coming up due to the solar flares that are ramping up from the sun.

almost like the our daily lives, what was once up is now down and what is down is now up.

Will the real Magnetic North stand up!

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Drosselmeyer

            it's @Schwindy's fault.....    :sc_rofl:

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Schwindy
7 minutes ago, Drosselmeyer said:

            it's @Schwindy's fault.....    :sc_rofl:

Again

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Hubcity Santa

I’ve read similar articles that thinks the poles are starting to switch and that’s what’s causing weather, tides, and the such to be in such constant flux. 

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Drosselmeyer

this showed up in my newsfeed today - this magnetic stuff is wild - for example - this article is posted today at 6PM - even though it is just now lunchtime - a post from the future !!!  :santa_shocked:   the polar shift has warped time !!!!  

But it is pretty cool to see how the pole has moved....

Scientists warn Earth's magnetic North Pole has begun moving 'erratically' at speeds so fast they are having to issue an emergency update to maps used by electronic navigation systems

Daily Mail . com      

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 6PM

by: Marc Prigg

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The most recent version of the model came out in 2015, and it was supposed to last until 2020.

However, researchers say the  magnetic field is changing so rapidly that they have to fix the model urgently.  

It was due to be updated on the 15th January, but due to the US Government shutdown, that has already been delayed until the 30th.

'It's moving at about 50 km (30 miles) a year. It didn't move much between 1900 and 1980 but it's really accelerated in the past 40 years,' Ciaran Beggan, of the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh, told Reuters on Friday. 

The magnetic field is in a permanent state of flux. 

Magnetic north wanders, and every few hundred thousand years the polarity flips so that a compass would point south instead of north.  

LINK:     https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6579515/Scientists-warn-Earths-magnetic-North-Pole-begun-moving-erratically-speeds-50km-year.html

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On 1/10/2019 at 4:35 PM, Santa Dan said:

I have read that the magnetic poles have switched several times in the earths past and that we may have another switch coming up due to the solar flares that are ramping up from the sun.

almost like the our daily lives, what was once up is now down and what is down is now up.

Will the real Magnetic North stand up!

WOW!

I just finished reading William R. Forstchen’s new book titled “48 Hours”, it talks about the sun erupting and it’s a worst case scenario. 

He also wrote “One Second After”, a New York Times best seller, with 2 follow up books.

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18 hours ago, Schwindy said:

           I think I'm gonna stick with my previous theory.....

                               "it's @Schwindy's fault !" . . .      :sc_rofl:

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