Skip to comments.Earth's Magnetic Pole Drifting Quickly
Posted on 12/09/2005 5:05:37 PM PST by mlc9852
SAN FRANCISCO - Earth's north magnetic pole is drifting away from North America and toward Siberia at such a clip that Alaska might lose its spectacular Northern Lights in the next 50 years, scientists said Thursday. Despite accelerated movement over the past century, the possibility that Earth's modestly fading magnetic field will collapse is remote. But the shift could mean Alaska may no longer see the sky lights known as auroras, which might then be more visible in more southerly areas of Siberia and Europe.
The magnetic poles are part of the magnetic field generated by liquid iron in Earth's core and are different from the geographic poles, the surface points marking the axis of the planet's rotation.
Scientists have long known that magnetic poles migrate and in rare cases, swap places. Exactly why this happens is a mystery.
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BUSH'S FAULT! Impeach Bush to stop the polar relaignment! Aaaaaa!
HALLIBURTON'S FAULT! Tax them into nonexistance! Aaaaa!
It's Karl Rove with another one of his crazy machines!
It's the oil companies' fault!
If everyone stops using aerosols...
We'll be out of gas by 1985...
I am your creator! I am imperfect! Illogical...
The poles reverse every 250,000 years or so, just to make the young earth creationists really mad.
Looks like the north and south poles are getting ready to switch places
Geological Survey of Canada Earth Sciences Sector > Geological Survey of Canada > Geomagnetism Geomagnetism Daily Movement of the North Magnetic Pole It is important to realize that the position of the North Magnetic Pole given for a particular year is an average position. The Magnetic Pole wanders daily around this average position and, on days when the magnetic field is disturbed, may be displaced by 80 km or more. Although the North Magnetic Pole's motion on any given day is irregular, the average path forms a well-defined oval. stolen from here
Joseph Stoner, a paleomagnetist
That's pretty funny. With that name, I guess his career choice was predestined.
Expect the DemocRATS to blame this on too many Americans having those "Support The Troops" ribbon magnets on their cars. The problem is, after a few months of brainwashing by the MSM, "most" Americans will tell the pollsters that they believe the magnets ARE what is causing it.
Some one on these threads once mentioned that the only tools
needed to fix something was super glue and duct tape.
Let's get up early Saturday morning, have some egg McMuffins at McDonalds, then go fix this thing.
Love you tagline!
Imagine the invaders from our southern border! Canadians! At least they would speak English. Except for Quebec.
"Love you tagline!"
Thank you. I have not served. It honors
my son who deployed Wednesday, and my cousin
who is hospitalized again due to serious injuries
he suffered in the second battle of Fallujah.
God bless you.
They had just learned this was the last episode.
Is the sky falling yet?
Looks like that may no longer be true. I also noticed some areas are way off from true North, especially in the Western States.
Due to GLOBAL WARMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's BUSH's fault!!!!!!!!
Is South Magnetic Pole drifting too?
Explanation: Magnetic field likely to be produced by iron core surrounded by molten liquid. There's nothing to keep the core fixed dead center inside the Earth. It probably wobbles.
Are Geomagnetic Poles migrating too?
Magnetic poles are not the same as the geomagnetic poles. I would have to look up the precise definition.
Are Magnetic Poles aligning to, diverging from, or revolving around the Geomagnetic Poles?
Explanation: need to know this stuff
Can all these Poles Polka?
That's what counts.
Pole shift Alert.
May God bless you and yours.
Drilling for oil did it , the oil companies have punctured the magnosphere resultin in uncontrolled global warming.
Maybe there will be an earmark in the next highway bill to study this.
I have a car compass. Does this explain why I was driving to Columbus and ended up in Cincinnati?
What's wrong with you people? This another series consequence of global warming. We need to ratify Kyoto right now.
Don't forget baling wire. For a big project like this, baling wire does the job right.
It's the damndest thing. Suddenly, the men in San Francisco are sleeping with women again!
I was reading my son's library book, The Geography Book by Caroline Arnold, just this morning.
On page 8, a side note indicates that the North magnetic pole is 1000 miles from the north geographic pole, while the south magnetic pole is 1600 miles from the south geographic pole.
Any idea why they are different? I would expect them to be exactly apart.
Quick! Everyone run over to Alaska quickly! If we all jump at the same time while we stand in Pt. Barrow, maybe we can push it back!
The rod through the Earth must be bent!
Wonder if anyone can answer this:
I understand how the molten iron core of the earth could, taken in total, act like a huge magnet, and how the nature of a "molten magnet" could cause the magnetic poles to drift and to not align with the geographic poles.
What confuses me is why the two poles are so close to begin with.
It was certainly a lucky coincidence for early navigation and generations of Boy Scouts, but it seems unlikely that it would occur at all. Why doesn't the molten mass reach equilibrium with no net magnetic pole? Why was there a huge polar difference in the first place? Given there is a pole, why does it point anywhere close to the geographic poles at all?
Nullifies the effect of tin foil helmets. We will have to add tin foil underwear to our protective wear.
Two bits of evidence for this are the South Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly, which ruins communications with low orbit satellites over the South Atlantic, and the fact that the Magnetic Axis does not pass through the geographic center of the Earth.
Your water will still be polarized, magnetically and electrically (I had to look this up to be sure it was both). The only time water is not polarized magnetically and electrically is when it is so pure, the purity is measured in milliamps per volt. Pure water (really, really pure water) is an insulator. But It only takes a bit of salt, acid, carbon dioxide, or such to polarize it.
No, they'd be seen less frequently in Canada and the US, unfortunately.
"Due to GLOBAL WARMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "
Given the timelines, it's probably the CAUSE of global warming.
With all of the anti-Christmas rhetoric, maybe Santa Claus is moving his operations to a more tropical clime; and, he is changing his name to Sclaus and the holiday to: RamaHanuKwaMas!