"Something very strange is happening to Earth's magnetic North Pole, and no one knows why"
By Jamie Seidel news.com.au
"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 realized in 2018 that the model had to be fixed — now.
“They realized that it was so inaccurate that it was about to exceed the acceptable (safe) limit for navigational errors,” Nature reports.
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.
But the movement of the north magnetic pole has been the object of study since 1831. Initially, it was tracked moving into the Arctic Ocean at a rate of about 15km each year. But, since the mid 1990s, it has picked up speed.
It’s now shifting at a rate of about 55km a year.
But another recent study has revealed the Earth’s magnetic field has been acting up now for some 1,000 years.
CORE OF THE MATTER
Why the magnetic field is shifting so dramatically is unknown.
“Geomagnetic pulses, like the one that happened in 2016, might be traced back to ‘hydromagnetic’ waves arising from deep in the core,” Nature reports. “And the fast motion of the north magnetic pole could be linked to a high-speed jet of liquid iron beneath Canada”.
This fast-flowing molten river appears to be weakening the magnetic influence of the iron core beneath North America.
“The location of the north magnetic pole appears to be governed by two large-scale patches of magnetic field, one beneath Canada and one beneath Siberia,” Phil Livermore of the University of Leeds told an American Geophysical Union meeting. “The Siberian patch is winning the competition.”
And, as global warming opens up more shipping lanes to the north of Russia and Canada, this presents a potentially deadly problem.
“The fact that the pole is going fast makes this region more prone to large errors,” says Arnaud Chulliat, a geomagnetist at the University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA.""
I don't subscribe to the global warming scam.
I do believe this has everything to due with the present & next earth/sun cycle and the predicted grand solar minimum.RP
Official data from NASA, NOAA, the ESA, and similarly reputable organizations.
'We know nothing but lets link this to climate change which we also know nothing about and then somebody will think we know something about something."
I already knew this was happening but it sucks to know it's getting faster. There's always a possibility that a high speed polar flip could occur that would make the the Earth's magnetic field take out all electronics like a world wide EMP bomb. Not fun stuff to think about.
The fact that the MSM is finally talking about this is news for sure.
Curious to see how much of a change to the magnetic declination they are talking about.
Thanks Diana, Great illustration of just how much the magnetic north pole has wondered in recent years.
It could lead to a pole shift that scientists have suspected occurred in the past where the north and south poles change positions or change the locations of the magnetic location, In this scenario we would be like the ticks on a dog's back being flushed off in a tub. 3000 mile planetary winds would scour the face of the earth, the oceans would flood the surface purged from their deep basins! It would be hell on earth with no chance of survival. Should I say sleep tight?