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Shifting north pole
« on: June 27, 2022, 03:11:34 PM »
The Earth’s magnetic north pole is shifting rapidly:

"since its first formal discovery in 1831, the north magnetic pole has travelled over 2,000km [approx. 10km per year or 6 miles per year] from the Boothia Peninsula in the far north of Canada to high in the Arctic Sea. This wandering has generally been quite slow, around 9km [approx 5.5 miles] a year, allowing scientists to easily keep track of its position. But since the turn of the century, this speed has increased to 50km [approx. 30 miles] a year. The south magnetic pole is also moving, though at a much slower rate (10-15km a year). ...In fact, the pole is moving so quickly that scientists responsible for mapping the Earth’s magnetic field were recently forced to update their model much earlier than expected."  https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/the-earths-magnetic-north-pole-is-shifting-rapidly-so-what-will-happen-to-the-northern-lights

"Earth’s Magnetic Field Shifts, Forcing Airport Runway Change...The magnetic north pole is currently hovering over the North Sea and moving toward Siberia. This means two Florida airports are renumbering their runways."  https://www.livescience.com/9231-earths-magnetic-field-shifts-forcing-airport-runway-change.html
« Last Edit: July 05, 2022, 11:33:41 AM by hpjet »

 

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