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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Movement of Earth's Magnetic Pole Accelerating

From an AstroBio article

After some 400 years of relative stability, Earth's North Magnetic Pole has moved nearly 1,100 kilometers out into the Arctic Ocean during the last century and at its present rate could move from northern Canada to Siberia within the next half-century.

And the following citing from the original Oregon State release

The surprisingly rapid movement of the magnetic pole doesn't necessarily mean that our planet is going through a large-scale change that would result in the reversal of the Earth's magnetic field.

Not necessarily... ? Well, that's a relief.


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