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Major Solar Magnetic Pole Shift Coming. (No need to worry.) [Reader Post]

                                       

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The Suns magnetic poles are due to shift very soon. Estimates are that this will happen in the next four months. This not something to be overly concerned about as this happens roughly every 22 years.

Sun Will Flip Its Magnetic Field Soon

The flipping of the sun’s magnetic field marks the peak of the star’s 11-year solar cycle and the halfway point in the sun’s “solar maximum” — the peak of its solar weather cycle. NASA released a new video describing the sun’s magnetic flip on Monday (Aug. 5).

A storm is coming: Sun’s poles are set to FLIP within four months and it could lead to bad weather and radio disruption

The sun’s magnetic field is expected to flip in the next three to four months and it could lead to changes in our climate, storms and disruption to satellites.

This solar event only happens once every 11 years and signals what physicists call the Solar Maximum – a time when the Sun’s solar activity is at its highest.

During this peak in activity the outbursts of solar energy can increase the amount of cosmic and UV rays coming towards Earth and this can interfere with radio communications, cause solar bursts of light – known as flares – and can affect the planet’s temperature.

So you can ignore the “climate change” rantings of AGW “Chicken Littles” for the next 6-10 months. Human behavior can not cause the Suns poles to swap ends.

Physicists also warned (snip) the next Solar Maximum could be the strongest yet.

Scientists at Stanford’s Wilcox Solar Observatory have been studying the sun’s magnetic field since 1976, during which time they have witnessed three reversals…

…Solar flares created by changes in solar activity also release X-rays and UV radiation.

Make sure you wear your sunscreen!

These rays can affect Earth’s ionosphere – a region of the upper atmosphere – and disrupt long-range radio communications….

…It can also affect cosmic rays, which are particles that travel almost at light speed, and these rays can be dangerous to astronauts and space stations. Some researchers believe these rays also directly affect how cloudy Earth is.

Which of course also affects climate. Sit back and enjoy the show.

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42 Responses to Major Solar Magnetic Pole Shift Coming. (No need to worry.) [Reader Post]

  1. mathman says: 1

    Eek! Eek! Eek!
    Something else to get worried about. It takes sophisticated equipment to detect the solar magnetic field. Besides, the sunspot level is currently very low for a time close to solar max.
    There may be minor increases in cloud formation, as the polarity shift may allow additional cosmic rays to strike the atmosphere; cosmic rays ionize dust particles in the atmosphere, causing them to attract water molecules; the result is clouds.
    We are only in danger if a large solar flare blasts out in our direction. Such a thing happened in the 1850s. But there are currently no tools to make a prediction of such a flare.

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  2. mathman
    a large solar flare blast out in our direction,
    what is the danger for us?

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  3. MOS 8541 says: 3

    Transit time from the sun to the earth is about seven minutes. So by the time you recognize and record the event, you are toast. The simplicity is overwhelming.

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  4. MOSS 8541
    YES that’s what I was afraid of,
    and no place to hide,
    maybe in the house?
    if not maybe underground?
    it always depend on the circumference of the flare,
    to evaluate how many people would toast
    and the number of flares
    bye

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  5. Coldwarrior57 says: 5

    Math time. Every 22 years , sun is approx 4.75 billion years old, so this has happened 215,909,090.909 times in the past. I ain’t loosing any sleep over this.

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  6. Ditto says: 6

    @Coldwarrior57:

    Exactly. And even if there is a super flare like in 1859, it will happen so quick there isn’t a thing you could do about it, so why worry? You’re more likely to get hit by a bolt of lightning than hurt by a solar flare.

    Besides, it’s a dry heat.

    I’m more concerned of the higher likability of getting SWAT-ed because of heavily armed, high-string, gung-ho, government-bureaucratic goons who can’t be bothered to verify a damn street address before kicking down doors and blasting away at anything that moves.

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  7. Ditto
    if there is a flare directed on us,
    how can the electricity be fix again,
    would it take any radical change in wires all over, or what.
    we’re talking of all kinds of wires for all kinds of use,
    some are underground into large cables,
    bye

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  9. Ditto says: 8

    @ilovebeeswarzone:

    I expect shielded and buried cables will be fine. Above ground it’s really hard to say if today’s wires will suffer the same kinds of shorting out that happened in 1859 with telegraph wires. Around 1850’s electrical wires were rarely covered, and for those that were, the protective coverings were likely fabric based. Telegraph lines typically were pretty much exposed to the elements and the electrical wiring in homes and businesses were often in exposed parallel pairs.

    What kinds of problems can we expect?

    “With the flare came this explosive release of a massive cloud of magnetically charged plasma called a coronal mass ejection,” said Tsurutani. “Not all coronal mass ejections head toward Earth. Those that do usually take three to four days to get here. This one took all of 17 hours and 40 minutes,” he noted.

    …A 1994 solar storm caused major malfunctions to two communications satellites, disrupting newspaper, network television and nationwide radio service throughout Canada. Other storms have affected systems ranging from cell phone service and TV signals to GPS systems and electrical power grids. In March 1989, a solar storm much less intense than the perfect space storm of 1859 caused the Hydro-Quebec (Canada) power grid to go down for over nine hours, and the resulting damages and loss in revenue were estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Solar superstorms are estimated to occur once every 100 or 200 years, with the last one hitting the Earth in 1859.

    In 1989 a relatively minor solar storm knocked out several key electrical transformers in the Canadian national grid, causing major power blackouts

    …Professor Paul Cannon, who chaired the academy’s working group on solar storms, said that the Government should set up a space weather board to oversee measures aimed at minimizing the impact of solar storms.

    “A solar superstorm will be a challenge but not cataclysmic. The two challenges for government are the wide spectrum of technologies affected today and the emergence of unexpected vulnerabilities as technology evolves,” he said.

    “Our message is, ‘Don’t panic, but do prepare’. A solar superstorm will happen one day and we need to be ready for it.

    While the flipping of the Sun’s magnetic field could result in a solar superstorm, it usually does not, and it’s more sensible not to keep yourself up at night worrying about it. The best news is that today we have many scientists using satellites to observe the sun’s behavior on a daily basis, so we might have quite a bit of warning that a coronal mass ejection is headed in Earth’s direction.

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  10. Ditto
    great information,
    why do I think from your explanation, that the closer to the MAGNETIC POLE we are,
    the more prone we are for having the SOLAR MAGNETIC FLARES
    hit theses PART of the CANADIAN NORTH, AND USA NORTH ALSO TO THE WEST,
    down to the south of CANADA,
    I would think also the most vulnerable would be those closer to both OCEANS and large WATER WAY INCLUDING THE ICEBERG AND CONSTANT NORTHERN ICE LANDS
    like the ST LAURENT RIVER AND THE GREAT LAKES bordering the USA AND CANADA,
    that because their more likely effect to draw the SUN FLARES TOWARD THEM. like a mirror reflection,
    just my thought process,
    THANK YOU, I LIKE IT,
    bye

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  11. Ditto says: 10

    @ilovebeeswarzone:

    why do I think from your explanation, that the closer to the MAGNETIC POLE we are,
    the more prone we are for having the SOLAR MAGNETIC FLARES

    Not really, mostly the Northern Hemisphere in the summer (after about mid-Spring to the middle of Fall,) transitioning to the Equator and upper Southern Hemisphere in the winter. This has to do with the inclination angle of the Earth as it orbits the Sun. The flare disrupts the Earth’s geomagnetic field (which bulges farther into space as it leaves the poles,) as well as it’s sending high amounts of broadcast frequency radiation noise towards the Earth.

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  12. Ditto
    yes I believe you, even if I DON’T UNDERSTAND,
    I definitly take your word for it,that the NORTHERN HEMISPHERE IS GOING TO REPLACE THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE IN THE WINTER,
    ARE WE TRAVELING WITH IT? OH NICE, NO WINTER FOR US UP NORTH,
    I’M KIDDING YOU,
    BYE

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  13. Redteam says: 12

    @Ditto: After all this boring stuff is over, will someone post a post-it note informing us it’s over so we can remember that we didn’t worry over it?

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  14. Ditto says: 13

    @Redteam:

    Will do. I don’t expect to lose any sleep over it.

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  15. Ditto
    hi,
    there is FOR AUGUST a lot of action going on the SKY,
    METEORS FLYING ALL OVER THE PLACE,
    ARE THEY TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM THE MIGHTY SUN.
    OR IS HE GETTING NASTY AND THROWING THEM OUT,
    WE KNOW NOW HE HAS FLARES OF ANGER.
    BYE

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  16. Redteam says: 15

    @ilovebeeswarzone: Bees, the correct answer is, Yes.

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  17. Redteam
    yes,
    much oblige thank you,
    I miss my chance, I should have said, WE KNOW NOW,
    THE SUN HAS HOT FLASH

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  18. Ditto says: 17

    @ilovebeeswarzone:

    Solar menopause?

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  19. Ditto
    that is funny
    very funny.
    thanks for the heavenly laughter you gave me,it was uplifting
    I was to serious,

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  20. Ditto
    on HISTORY, I am looking at a show, explaining the SOLAR EVENT WE ARE IN NOW,
    IT’S MORE DETAILED AND SCARY OF WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN, AND
    I’m wondering if those big fire we had lately could have been ignited by the SUN ITSELF,
    THOSE SOLAR EVENT STARTED IN 2012 RIGHT? THEY MENTIONED IT,
    AND MORE CHANGE COMING , CALLED
    A RARE MAGNETIC TRANSFORMATION IS HAPPENING, DUE TO POLE SHIFT,
    AND POLE REVERSAL DANGERS OF RADIATION,
    NOW MY THOUGHTS,
    DO WE SEE THE EARTH MOVING UNDERNEATH, YES WE DO, AND SUDDEN FIRE,
    AND PLANE FALLING FROM UP THERE AS A MALFUNCTION MAYBE FROM RADIATION OR MAGNETIC INTERFERENCE,, SUDDEN LARGE HOLE OPENING AND TAKING DOWN WHOLE BUILDING, OR BECOME FLOOD TO SINK CAR, SUDDEN EXPLOSIONS UNEXPLAINED,
    ANY WAY WE MUST THINK THAT MAJOR THING ARE GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY, IN THIS WORLD ALL OVER, AND SURELY AFFECTING THE MINDS OF SOME PEOPLE, MAGNETIC IS INFLUENTIAL TO HUMAN ALSO
    MORE ON SOME THAN OTHER, I BELIEVE,
    AND ALL OF IT NOT BY HUMAN TOUCH, BUT BY THE SUN

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  21. ou812hot4u says: 20

    Can we describe what’s really going on here or is it a figment of the worlds imagination including NASA THAT THEIR IS ANOTHER SOLAR SYSTEM CLOSING IN ON CROSSING THROUGH OUR SOLAR SYSTEM WITH THE NOTORIOUS NYMESIS OUR SECONDAIRY SUN (NIBURU) THAT OUR GOVNT DOESNT TALK ABOUT TO THA PUBLIC DUE TO 2/3 OF MASS EXTINCTION.

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  22. ou812hot4u
    are you serious?
    we would have heard about it, this could not stay secret for too long,
    it’s impossible to believe it, so incredible,
    tell where you got that news or is it imaginary,direct from your brain.
    at least tell us where the 2/3rd extention will be,
    so I can stay on the last third part of the earth,
    bye

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  23. Ditto
    does the effects of two magnetic forces,
    one coming upward from down EARTH,
    and the other coming down from the SUN
    AT THIS TIME OF HIS HIGH MAGNETIC DISTURBANCE,
    COULD BE THE ANSWER TO THE MANY PLANES ACCIDENTS AND MOSTLY HAPPENING WHEN THEY ARE ALMOST LANDING,
    THIS JUST CROSS MY MIND, AND I THOUGHT IT MADE SENSE,
    BECAUSE SO MANY PLANES ACCIDENT HAPPEN AND IT DOESN’T LOOK NORMAL,
    THERE MUST BE A REASON FOR IT,
    BYE

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  24. Ditto says: 23

    @ilovebeeswarzone:

    No.

    Sufficient electromagnetic interference would be clear, widespread and easily recognizable phenomenon, that would have been detected and recorded in wide numbers of reports.

    In fact even small sized frequency interference transmissions can be quickly discovered: a fellow was arrested last week at Newark Airport for operating a GPS “jammer” on airport property. (Incidentally, using a “jammer” allows the jamming source to be very quickly and easily located, tracked and acted upon. )

    Aircraft “accidents” are very rare (much more rare than vehicular accidents,) but they happen. The three main things regarding aircraft that the geomagnetic storms could affect would be to some degree compass headings, and to a greater measure communications and radar. Airports would know immediately what was going on.

    There really is no reason for anyone to get worked up about these geomagnetic storms. Just know that they are likely to cause disruptions, but they will likely be of no worse consequence than a power fluctiations, cellular signal loss or television signal interruption.

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  25. Ditto
    okay, did you take in consideration the two together not only the SUN ELECTRO MAGNETIC WAVES
    BUT BOTH TOGETHER AS THE EARTH ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES COLLIDING ON EACH OTHER, that between the EARTH AND THE PLANES ROUTE,
    it sound benign to you,those accidents I find too many compare to what we hear usually, that is all size of them, if you are right, then I would suspect whoever has a job in that maintenance and could be a hater and put other stuff in the gasoline to become an explosive matter at some time,
    what I notice it’s happening close to landing operation, maybe it’s trigger by another operation, like lower the speed or else,
    and Im not even focusing on it, for having notice,
    bye
    THANK YOU,

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  26. Ditto says: 25

    @ilovebeeswarzone:

    The interaction is what this whole thread has been about so, yes I have taken both of them in consideration.

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  27. Ditto
    yes that’s good to know you think of all the angles,
    I know it already, that’s why you are the one I ask questions,
    I know you have the answers, I find it very interesting to exchange with a pro
    and I mean it totally,
    thank you for your patience,
    my head is not empty of questions yet, I WILL BE BACK FOR SURE.
    bye

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  28. Ditto
    hi,
    I happen to read on the TETONIC PLATE THEME,
    and in OREGON AND WASHINGTON THE JUAN DE FUCAS PLATE
    REMNANT OF MUCH LARGER plate FARALLON, WILL SOMEDAY entirely consume as it continue to sink beneath THE NORTH AMERICAN PLATE,
    THIS IS HAPPENING NOW AS WE SPEAK,
    COULD IT BE ONE CAUSE OF THE BIG appearing suddenly WATERFLOW raging with speed
    and 6 feet up the ground which was there before and cars rolling on that road previousl
    but now gone and change into a rushing river, engulfing everything on his way, human, cars trees,
    and soil,
    maybe also couple with the SUN DISTURBANCE INFLUENCE

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  29. Ditto says: 28

    @ilovebeeswarzone:

    I’m not up on the specific geological data regarding the (Oregon & Washington located,) Juan de Fucas Plate. It is certainly possible for portions of the upper plate to rise, tilt and for portions to even break off. Locals could expect earthquakes, floods, rivers to change course with a possibility of flooding, as well as sink holes or even lava flows to suddenly appear. My understanding is that the majority of the flooding is due to heavy rain and the resultant run-off, but the changing landscape, due to one plate sliding under the other, can change the direction and force of flooding. Of course residents can expect that this could also change their relative altitude above sea-level, as well as tilt their homes so that they are no longer level.

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  30. Ditto
    wow,
    that is important to note, is in it,
    I’m sure glad I came here to ask you, it sounded like it,
    thank you
    bye

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  31. Ditto
    I keep coming to another thought that is about weight from human moving in their car or big trucks getting bigger and bigger with their load heavier and heavier on the same path time after time,
    could also weight on the road and depending on the under current taking more than usual rain
    or sewer which one day being weaken and next collapse.
    bye

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  32. Ditto
    almost in the context of this POST
    DID YOU SEE THE MOVIE : SOYLENT GREEN ?
    it does make one think of those who advertise the GREEN CULT.
    and they have the position of power,
    scary?
    bye

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  33. Ditto says: 32

    @ilovebeeswarzone:

    I would have some doubts that a modern car is heavy enough, but it is well known that regular use by large heavily loaded trucks can cause problems on roads with underground sewer systems that not designed to handle that much weight, which is why those roads that are vulnerable are generally posted “No Trucks”.

    Yes, I’ve seen Soylent Green. Anymore, nothing would surprise me from the radical political left. A recognized problem with cannibalism is that it’s practitioners often eventually contract a degenerative prion disease (Kuru) or Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, virtually identical to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease). (You could call it the same disease, as it developed from slaughterhouse plants grinding up much of the leftover waste and selling it to feed manufacturers where it was added as a nutritional addition to processed cow feed.) The plants argue that they don’t send theprocessed animal wastes to be used in feed intended for the same animal, (ie. don’t feed bovine wastes to fellow bovines,) unfortunately that doesn’t tell the whole story, as it may be processed into feed for pigs, which are processed, and that waste then being used for bovine feed production. thus completing the closed circle that can lead to development of the disease in both livestock.

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  34. Ditto
    I watch that movie at Turner old movie, and yes it’s scary, if only 1/100 fraction is apply
    in today food we or our animal who live with us eat it as an everyday diet,
    thank you for expanding on it,
    on another note, is in it one cause of revolt
    that the explosion of human we see in THE MIDDLE EAST
    is sure to have it’s source, no matter what they apply it to ,
    but we begin to see it here in the AMERICAS, WE also are confronted of that possibility and will be compelled to close the borders for that threat alone, I call it the same explosion of humanity invading us,
    bye

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  35. Ditto says: 34

    @ilovebeeswarzone:

    Good news Bees! The Sun’s magnetic poles finally flipped and there were no major solar-geomagnetic field caused incidents reported. Video: Sun has ‘flipped upside down’ as new magnetic cycle begins

    The sun has “flipped upside down”, with its north and south poles reversed to reach the midpoint of Solar Cycle 24, Nasa (NASA) has said.

    Happy New Year Bees and Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

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  36. Ditto
    i wish the same goodies for all THE NEW YEAR,
    SHOULD WE WISH THE SUN TO OLD STILL AND BE GOOD,
    SO UPSIDE DOWN THE SUN?
    NO WANDER THIS EARTH AND PEOPLE WHICH SHOULD BE USUALY PEACEFULL,
    ARE NOW UPSIDE DOWN KILLING EACH OTHER, SINCE THE SUN FLIPPED WE ALL FLIPPED WITH IT, EVEN THE WATERS RISE TO THE SURFACE THEY ARE UPSIDE DOWN,, GONE AWOL,
    BYE THANK YOU,

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  37. Ditto
    I felt the flipping of the SUN, that explain why i fell down outside without knowing how and why,
    it was so weird that i thought someone invisible had push me down outside, ON THE LAST FULL MOON,
    UNBELIEVEBLE YES? BUT TRUE,
    BYE

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  38. Ditto
    HI,
    I watch a show tonight about what you said, they mention , not be able to analize when the reversal of the POLE, and i took some notes fast as they where coming ON THE EARTH MAGNETIC POLE,
    AND MAGNETIC FIELD, WEAK AND VULNERABLE TO RADIATION, FROM SUN,
    YES THE TRUE NORTH IS UNDER OUR FEET WHICH YOU MENTION,
    the pole moving 10 K per year, now pole flipping 200 k,
    magnetic pole moved 65 TO 60KILOMETER A YEAR,
    EART CORE MAGNETIC FIELD SHIELD PROTECT THE EARTH getting weaker.
    why the magnetic pole move so quickly? is ocean sediments countain iron pointing to north,
    ocean floor sample deep at 6000 METERS HAS 1000000 YEARS OLD ,those sediments where measure to magnetic particle,
    when the magnetic pole on the move not known when it will reverse itself but it will happen again,
    the technology advancing will be vulnerable to it’s reversal,
    those notes for you to sort it out, i know you will figure it out,
    BYE
    i found it very interesting to watch on tv,

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  39. Ditto,
    what come to my mind, from what i mention,
    is the fact the scientist never explain why they blame the human on their calculations,
    well i think is the iron on the CORE of the EARTH has multiply IN VOLUMES, logicly from the human use IN THE WORLD, of it for all the needs of HUMANS since all theses years of use,
    and same for the OCEAN CORE OF THE WORLD, so the iron in there is more ABUNDANT
    in layers and deb, playing a role in the magnetic field,NOT BEING THE SAMETODAY, THAN YEARS AGO,
    YES?
    OR NO?

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  40. Ditto says: 39

    Earth’s magnetic pole location is always shifting aside from it’s effect on navigation, overall it is of little importance. Additionally, the strength of Earth’s field also fluctuates, this is all due to the fact that it is ferric material suspended and actively, somewhat randomly moving in Earth’s molten layer and these currents that create the magnetic fields can not be fixed or reliably predicted. The best way to consider it, is like the weather patterns in our atmosphere, except that rather than being gaseous based, the molten patterns are liquid based and the currents are much slower.

    The Sun’s recent magnetic swap will (of course) have significant influence on the Earth’s geomagnetic field. There have already been some minor electrical signal interference and interruptions caused by the Solar geomagnetic field swap, and more are to be excepted. The Earth’s magnetic poles have swapped ends before, and they will likely do so again. But remember that it is only a magnetic field that is changing and that the poles of Earth’s rotational axis are very stable. A flip of Earth’s Geomagnetic field has no affect on it’s rotational axis.

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  41. Ditto says: 40

    @ilovebeeswarzone:

    To address your post it is necessary for you to visit the following websites: USGS - Inside the Earth and Inside the Earth

    The molten outer core, where all the ferric materials that flow and ebb creating the geomagnetic field are located, is extremely deep and it’s pretty much out of reach of Humans. There is no possible way that anything humans have done to the Earth can have had any effect on the outer core.

    Do not make the mistake of confusing the molten outer core with the aesthenosphere, which is the viscous semi-molten layer of magma that the lithospheric plates of the Earth’s crust float on. “Geologists often refer to the aesthenosphere as the jelly in between two pieces of bread: the lithosphere and mesosphere.” It is also this layer where seismic waves flow from deep earthquakes.

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  42. MY LONG ANSWER HAVE BEEN ERASE, RIGHT AT THE END LAST WORD,
    AND MY COMMENT WAS TOO LONG TO REPEAT, WITHOUT A COPY,
    DANG,
    BUT I WAS THANKING YOU FOR ANSWERING MY PREVIOUS COMMENT,
    PLUS SOME OF MY THOUGHTS ON THE SUBJECT OF MOLTEN MAGMA WICH HAVE REDUCE THE PILES OF IRON INTO ITS CORE, WHICH I HAD NOD THOUGHT ABOUT UNTIL YOU MENTIONED IT,
    AND ANOTHER THOUGHT ABOUT THE TWO LAST PLANES LANDING ON THE WRONG AIRPORT,
    WAS TELLING ME OF HAVING HAD THE INTERFERENCE
    FROM THE MAGNETIC FIELD INFLUENCE ONE OF THE SUN AIMING SOUTH AND THE OTHER FROM EARTH CORE AIMING NORTH, THAT IS A STRONG PULL ON ANYTHING FLYING BETWEEN THOSE TWO FORCES,
    MY ERASE COMMENT WAS MORE DETAILED,
    BYE

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