Earth's Magnetic Pole Is wandering off towards Siberia

Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by editor, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It's on the move!

    Earth's Magnetic Pole Is Wandering, Lurching Toward Siberia
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  2. passenger

    passenger up and down...

    So sad I feel for the younger generation this looks really bad :(
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  3. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Pesky Russians :mad:
  4. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  5. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Nautical charts usually have a compass rose on them showing the local magnetic variation, eg

    (random googled example)


    E2a but yeah if a once in c.100,000 years poleshift happens (we're well overdue iirc) then we're all fucked :(
  6. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    I thought it took a long time for the actual shift to happen? Over 150 years....It's not something that will suddenly flip.
  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    Another sign of the end times :(
  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    Yeh they said the same thing about mps and their houses
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  9. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    "In Soviet Russia, north pole navigates by you!"
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  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

  11. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

    Laschamp event - Wikipedia

    Geomagnetic excursion - Wikipedia

    This will not affect non ionising radiation rates coming into to Earth, only ionising. Those will largely be trapped by molecules in the upper atmosphere that will filter down to the lower atmosphere. There is a weak but plausable link to increased cloud formation due to nucleation.
    Role of sulphuric acid, ammonia and galactic cosmic rays in atmospheric aerosol nucleation | Nature
    But over all little to be overly concerned about so far as I can see.
    Others may have more information that undermines what I have said.
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  12. 8ball

    8ball Bar Bore Silver Medallist

    We’re overdue a reversal of poles as it is.
  13. 8ball

    8ball Bar Bore Silver Medallist

    Geologically speaking, that is very sudden! :eek:
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  14. keybored

    keybored #NeverUseTheInternetAgain

    And when you tell them "I remember when it was all magnetic fields there", they won't believe it.
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  15. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    Another thing to blame the Poles for. Farage won't be happy.
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  16. 2hats


    Interesting to note that the early WMM update will have to be propagated out to smartphone OSes (ie it is a part of the Android codebase) in a system update if the built-in Hall effect magnetometer outputs are still to be (reasonably) accurately related to compass directions.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2019
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  17. 8ball

    8ball Bar Bore Silver Medallist

    You is one crazy dude. :cool:
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  18. MikeMcc

    MikeMcc Well-Known Member

    The old adage of 'Mag to Grid, get rid' is out of the window in a fair part of the UK now. Mag North was traditionally to the west but is going east. For users of normal compasses (such as Silvas) the difference is well below the resolution of the compass and is pretty much ineffectual at the moment.
  19. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    SCIENCE :cool:

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