The sun doesn't rotate as a solid mass meaning that its magnetic fields are constantly shifting, shearing, twisting and breaking. It has a general north south orientation but not at all like we see in the earth.
The solar reversals don't appear to be at all uncommon and happen far more often than the 300,000 year reversals of the earth's magnetic field.
posted on 04/22/2012 6:50:00 PM PDT
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