Map showing the recent dramatic shift in location of the magnetic north pole.

Author: NedoftheHill (21102 Posts - Joined: Jun 29, 2011)

Posted at 6:28 pm on Jan 11, 2019

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. ...



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

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Replies to: Map showing the recent dramatic shift in location of the magnetic north pole.


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no doubt a result of American's love affair with fossil fuels.

Author: WestCoastIrishFan (8403 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:53 am on Jan 12, 2019

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Is the South Pole moving in the same dramatic but opposite path?

Author: jimbasil (32338 Posts - Joined: Nov 15, 2007)

Posted at 11:19 pm on Jan 11, 2019

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JB, South Pole doesn't move. Geographic pole & geomagnetic pole are not same thing. But I understand

Author: Eli (3700 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 1:46 am on Jan 12, 2019

what you meant. No, south magnetic pole doesn't have to move same distance in opposite path. Both earth magnetic poles move independently. But after some time, they reverse. Historically earth's magnetic poles have reversed quite many times. Right now its south pole actually is near north pole of earth. What we called the north magnetic pole actually is earth's magnetic field's south pole.

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Presume Polar Change can only be stopped by raising taxes....

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15405 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 8:16 pm on Jan 11, 2019

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this was known to be coming for many yrs (I remember it being discussed in a college geology class)-

Author: BaronVonZemo (22060 Posts - Joined: Nov 19, 2010)

Posted at 10:33 am on Jan 12, 2019

That it was overdue. Once The Climate Change political movement took root, I knew that the weak minds with no science background would be easily frothed up over this. Lib motto: Never let a political opportunity go to waste!

Fossil record suggests that the shifts are sudden.

If only this would rip the cell phones from the Millenials hands.


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Trump's fault...

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15405 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 3:49 pm on Jan 13, 2019

...for being bi-polar...

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This is fascinating

Author: Chris94 (20528 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 8:06 pm on Jan 11, 2019

Apparently every once in a while magnetic north flips and becomes magnetic south. Makes sense. Probably.

I am going to guess that would cause some problems with GPS and such.


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We're fucked.

Author: AlbanyIRISH (19569 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 7:31 pm on Jan 11, 2019

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