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    Re: Sun expected to 'flip upside down' as magnetic field reverses its polarity

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    You know the earth's magnetic field is doing the exact same thing right now don't you?
    No, read the article. It says that Earth's poles haven't changed for 800 000 years unlike the Sun's.

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    Re: Sun expected to 'flip upside down' as magnetic field reverses its polarity

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    Re: Sun expected to 'flip upside down' as magnetic field reverses its polarity

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    No, read the article. It says that Earth's poles haven't changed for 800 000 years unlike the Sun's.
    Magnetic north shifting by 40 miles a year, might signal pole reversal | MNN - Mother Nature Network

    The magnetic north pole is currently shifting at a faster rate than at any time in human history — almost 40 miles a year — and some experts believe that it may be the beginning of a complete pole reversal, according to the Independent.

    The changes are beginning to cause major problems for aviation, navigation and migratory animals that use the Earth's magnetic field to orient themselves. Some airports have had to change the names of their runways to better correspond to their current direction relative to magnetic north.

    Ever since the magnetic north pole was first discovered in 1831, geologists have been tracking its progress. Unlike true north (which is marked by the Earth's axis), magnetic north is constantly on the move due to changes in the planet's molten core, which contains iron. Throughout most of recorded history, the pole has been positioned at or around Canada's icy Ellesmere Island, but if it keeps moving at its current rate, it won't be long before it sits above Russia instead.

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    Re: Sun expected to 'flip upside down' as magnetic field reverses its polarity

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Magnetic north shifting by 40 miles a year, might signal pole reversal | MNN - Mother Nature Network

    The magnetic north pole is currently shifting at a faster rate than at any time in human history — almost 40 miles a year — and some experts believe that it may be the beginning of a complete pole reversal, according to the Independent.

    The changes are beginning to cause major problems for aviation, navigation and migratory animals that use the Earth's magnetic field to orient themselves. Some airports have had to change the names of their runways to better correspond to their current direction relative to magnetic north.

    Ever since the magnetic north pole was first discovered in 1831, geologists have been tracking its progress. Unlike true north (which is marked by the Earth's axis), magnetic north is constantly on the move due to changes in the planet's molten core, which contains iron. Throughout most of recorded history, the pole has been positioned at or around Canada's icy Ellesmere Island, but if it keeps moving at its current rate, it won't be long before it sits above Russia instead.
    When it finally makes it to St. Croix I'll man up and make my expedition to the North Pole.

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    Re: Sun expected to 'flip upside down' as magnetic field reverses its polarity



    You know the scouts motto, "Be prepared".
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    Re: Sun expected to 'flip upside down' as magnetic field reverses its polarity

    The direction of the Sun is down, left and right are East and West, forward and backward are not North and South. The sun is Down. Your goal is to fall toward your objective. Do it, Ender, and stop the Bugger threat for all time. Dr. Device needs only a moment. The sun is down.

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    Re: Sun expected to 'flip upside down' as magnetic field reverses its polarity

    The Sun reverses it's polarity every 11 years. It's nothing really. The magnetic field drops to zero, then ramps up with the opposite polarity. It happens just like clockwork.

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    Re: Sun expected to 'flip upside down' as magnetic field reverses its polarity

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The Sun reverses it's polarity every 11 years. It's nothing really. The magnetic field drops to zero, then ramps up with the opposite polarity. It happens just like clockwork.
    The solar magnetic field reversal is not the problem. The problem could be the solar flares that might emerge from this 11 year cycle. If a 1859-year-like flare hits us, our civilization will not stand.

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    Re: Sun expected to 'flip upside down' as magnetic field reverses its polarity

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    The solar magnetic field reversal is not the problem. The problem could be the solar flares that might emerge from this 11 year cycle. If a 1859-year-like flare hits us, our civilization will not stand.
    Did it stand in 1859?
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    Re: Sun expected to 'flip upside down' as magnetic field reverses its polarity

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    The solar magnetic field reversal is not the problem. The problem could be the solar flares that might emerge from this 11 year cycle. If a 1859-year-like flare hits us, our civilization will not stand.
    Oh My God!

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