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What Will Happen When the Sunís Magnetic Poles Reverse?
universetoday.com ^ | August 6, 2013 | by Nancy Atkinson on

Posted on 08/06/2013 4:25:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The flip-flopping of the Sun’s magnetic field takes place at the peak of each solar activity cycle when the Sun’s internal magnetic dynamo reorients itself. When the field reversal happens, the magnetic field weakens, then dies down to zero before emerging again with a reversed polarity.

While this is not a catastrophic event, the reversal will have effects, said solar physicist Todd Hoeksema, the director of Stanford University’s Wilcox Solar Observatory, who monitors the Sun’s polar magnetic fields. “This change will have ripple effects throughout the Solar System,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at universetoday.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; maunderminimum
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I was hoping for Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes... Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
1 posted on 08/06/2013 4:25:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

We are all gonna DIE !!!!!


2 posted on 08/06/2013 4:26:44 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: BenLurkin

When you are hiking on the Sun, your compass will be backwards.


3 posted on 08/06/2013 4:29:09 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: BenLurkin

All your paperclips will coil in the opposite direction.


4 posted on 08/06/2013 4:29:59 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Bryanw92

Maybe Obama will become more white than black?


5 posted on 08/06/2013 4:30:21 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: BenLurkin

So, the Sun’s “Solar Activity” has a long history that runs in 11 year cycles.

What happened last time would be a good start in answering the question.

Pop Science journalism.


6 posted on 08/06/2013 4:30:41 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: BenLurkin
Grizzlysharks!

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7 posted on 08/06/2013 4:30:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Bryanw92

Won’t matter. It all looks the same anyway.


8 posted on 08/06/2013 4:31:03 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: BenLurkin

9 posted on 08/06/2013 4:32:27 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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Sun toilets will swirl in the opposite direction.


10 posted on 08/06/2013 4:32:44 PM PDT by 762X51
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To: BenLurkin

It happens on Earth too.


11 posted on 08/06/2013 4:33:12 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: BenLurkin
From "Darwin's Ghost" by Steve Jones, we have ...

The atlas of the past has many surprises ... The key is in the Earth's magnetic fields. Every few hundred thousand years, what was the North Pole becomes the South until the poles reverse once more in their endless dance."

Page 252.

12 posted on 08/06/2013 4:33:59 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: smokingfrog
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13 posted on 08/06/2013 4:34:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Cool!


14 posted on 08/06/2013 4:35:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

The sky is falling, the sky is falling.... Chicken Little


15 posted on 08/06/2013 4:35:18 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: BenLurkin

You’ll have to turn the batteries around in all your remotes.


16 posted on 08/06/2013 4:35:54 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: BenLurkin

I will have to use white out on my compass and remark north, south, east, west. Crap.


17 posted on 08/06/2013 4:36:32 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: BenLurkin
Is global warming causing this??

I knew it!!

18 posted on 08/06/2013 4:36:50 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: cripplecreek
Excellent, the next SyFy movie. Hopefully they will cast Tara Reid....

19 posted on 08/06/2013 4:37:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
Ain't saying...


20 posted on 08/06/2013 4:37:57 PM PDT by Errant
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To: BenLurkin

One-word answer: Sharknado.


21 posted on 08/06/2013 4:38:03 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: cripplecreek
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22 posted on 08/06/2013 4:38:17 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

We’ll have to press “2” for Engrish


23 posted on 08/06/2013 4:39:02 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: onedoug
It happens on Earth too.

Yes it does and it hasn't happened during recorded history so no one really knows what happens during a geomagnetic reversal.

24 posted on 08/06/2013 4:39:07 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Errant
Hmmm...I was wondering why I found these........on my window sill this morning...
25 posted on 08/06/2013 4:40:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

26 posted on 08/06/2013 4:40:47 PM PDT by x
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To: BenLurkin
Magnetic Poles


27 posted on 08/06/2013 4:42:02 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: BenLurkin

Lucky dog... Enjoy the new Earth! Think about us from time to time, will ya?? ;)


28 posted on 08/06/2013 4:42:53 PM PDT by Errant
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To: BenLurkin

same thing that happened around 11 years ago....if this were new phenomenon or very rarely occurring maybe we should all be worried. But come on folks this happens during sun spot cycles and has for as long as we have been able to measure


29 posted on 08/06/2013 4:43:35 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: clamper1797

Probably the same as eleven years ago when it last reversed.


30 posted on 08/06/2013 4:45:55 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: BenLurkin

Twinkies will then be classified as health food.


31 posted on 08/06/2013 4:46:19 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: knarf

And repaint runway numbers all over the world. Those are “paint brush ready jobs” right there. The solar flip/flop is Bush’s fault caused by global warming.


32 posted on 08/06/2013 4:46:20 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: BenLurkin

Jimmy Hoffa’s gravesite will be illuminated by the solar event.


33 posted on 08/06/2013 4:47:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Nifster
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See my post #6 on this thread:

So, the Sun’s “Solar Activity” has a long history that runs in 11 year cycles. What happened last time would be a good start in answering the question. Pop Science journalism.

34 posted on 08/06/2013 4:47:31 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: BenLurkin

As I understand it the sun’s poles don’t actually swap directions. What actually happens is that the direction we know as NORTH trades places with the direction we know as SOUTH.

Everywhere in the universe.

Don’t worry. Nothing will really change. All you will notice is that things fall UP instead of DOWN and people and animals walk on their hands instead of their feet.


35 posted on 08/06/2013 4:47:40 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: central_va

Nope, those are positive and negative Poles. Pictures of magnetic Poles would have both a North and South. ;)


36 posted on 08/06/2013 4:48:14 PM PDT by Errant
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To: BenLurkin
I'm still hoping they'll run with my idea.

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Death Stalks the rows (Stolen from another FReeper)
37 posted on 08/06/2013 4:48:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: central_va

Reversed Polish Notation


38 posted on 08/06/2013 4:48:25 PM PDT by mikrofon (Na Zdrowie!)
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To: BenLurkin
"The Sun’s magnetic field will likely reverse sometime in the next three to four months."

"'The sun’s north pole has already changed sign, while the south pole is racing to catch up,' said Phil Scherrer, another solar physicst at Standford."

So which is it, Ms. Senior Editor/Ambassador?


39 posted on 08/06/2013 4:48:44 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: BenLurkin

Damn Sequester!


40 posted on 08/06/2013 4:49:54 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: cripplecreek

God, I love this place.


41 posted on 08/06/2013 4:50:24 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: Zeneta

Of course it happens on earth too. There exist within the crust proof of magnetic pole shifts. But these pole shifts on earth are seperated by much monger durations (25,000 to 30,000 years) and tend to be of a more catastrophic nature.


42 posted on 08/06/2013 4:50:36 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: BenLurkin

43 posted on 08/06/2013 4:51:22 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Actually, they have to do that every few decades anyway because the magnetic poles tend to drift. Runway 15/33 at Toronto Pearson was originally 14/32.


44 posted on 08/06/2013 4:53:25 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: clamper1797
We are all gonna DIE !!!!!

In less than 125 years every man, woman and child now living on Earth will be dead!!!

It is all Bush's fault. Women and minorities will be hardest hit.

45 posted on 08/06/2013 4:54:58 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: BenLurkin

The poles will no longer be working full shifts.

Unfortunately there are rumblings that the sun wants to unionize.


46 posted on 08/06/2013 4:56:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nifster
Of course it happens on earth too. There exist within the crust proof of magnetic pole shifts. But these pole shifts on earth are seperated by much monger durations (25,000 to 30,000 years) and tend to be of a more catastrophic nature.

Happens, Happened, errr....I can't seem to remember the last time.

I must be getting old.

47 posted on 08/06/2013 4:56:59 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: BenLurkin

. . .well, in any case, Obama will STILL not have a d*ck. . . . .


48 posted on 08/06/2013 4:58:11 PM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Zeneta

happened last time well before either of us were here


49 posted on 08/06/2013 4:58:44 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster
happened last time well before either of us were here

Really ?

For a minute there I thought I missed something.

50 posted on 08/06/2013 5:00:14 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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