Sunday, December 16, 2012

Magnetic north shifting by 40 miles a year, might signal pole reversal | MNN - Mother Nature Network
The rapid shifting of the pole's position has prompted some experts to speculate that the Earth's entire magnetic field may be preparing to "flip," whereby all compasses invert and point south instead of north. It may sound radical, but in geological time, pole reversals are relatively common. Though they typically occur once every 400,000 years or so, it's been 780,000 years since the last flip.

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