Our planet is restless, and its poles are wandering.
The geographic north
pole is still in the same place it always was, but its magnetic
counterpart - indicated by the N on any compass - is
roaming towards Siberia at a
record-breaking pace, as reported by Science Alert (Earth's
Magnetic North Pole keeps Moving Towards Siberia at a Mysteriously
It's worth stating that while the speed is remarkable, the movement
The magnetic north pole
is never truly stationary, owing to fluctuations in the flow of
molten iron within the core of our planet, which affect how Earth's
magnetic field behaves:
"Since its first
formal discovery in 1831, the north magnetic pole has travelled
around 1,400 miles (2,250 km)," the NOAA's National Centers
for Environmental Information (NCEI) explains on its
"This wandering has been generally quite slow, allowing
scientists to keep track of its position fairly easily."
That slow wander has
quickened of late, however, in recent decades, the magnetic north
pole accelerated to an average speed of 55 kilometers (34 miles) per
The most recent data suggest its movement towards Russia may have
slowed down to about 40 kilometers (25 miles) annually, but even so,
compared to theoretical measurements going back hundreds of years,
this a phenomenon scientists have never witnessed before.
"The movement since
the 1990s is much faster than at any time for at least four
centuries," geomagnetic specialist Ciaran Beggan from the
British Geological Survey (BGS)
"We really don't know much about the changes in the core that's
While researchers can't
fully explain the core fluctuations affecting the north pole's
extreme restlessness, they can map Earth's magnetic field and
calculate its rate of change over time, which helps us to predict
how it may be distributed in the future.
That system produces what is called the World Magnetic Model
a representation of
the field that powers everything from navigational tools like
GPS to mapping services and consumer compass apps, not to
mention systems used by NASA, the FAA, and the military, among
Despite its importance,
the WMM's powers of foresight - like the magnetic north pole itself
- are not set in stone, and the readings need to be updated every
five years to keep the model accurate.
suitable satellite magnetic observations are available, the
prediction of the WMM is highly accurate on its release date and
then subsequently deteriorates towards the end of the five-year
epoch, when it has to be updated with revised values of the
model coefficients," the NCEI
That's the point we're up
to now, with the bodies that maintain the WMM - the NCEI and the BGS
- having finally updated the model last week.
The refresh comes a whole year ahead of schedule due to the unusual
speed with which the magnetic north pole has been drifting, meaning
that the WMM's predictions have deteriorated faster than usual this
cycle, despite the recent slowdown.
While the speed fluctuations seem crazy, it's actually a more
moderate range of pole movement than has happened in Earth's
when the magnetic
poles move far enough out of position, they can actually
flip, something that happens every few hundreds of
thousands of years.
There's no telling for
sure when that might happen next, but if and when it does happen, it
could have serious implications for humanity.
In the meantime, the new
WMM data is good until 2025, and rest assured, no imminent flipping
is predicted for now,
writes Science Alert.
However, as mounting evidence suggests Magnetic Flips occur on a
regular 12,000-ish year cycle, we could be facing a very bumpy ride
In a recent video, Ben
SuspiciousObservers stated that
the shift could be as close as
10-20 years from now, based on the observed data, which is very
close to the highly controversial claim by Doug Vogt from the
Diehold Foundation for the year
2046 and a super micro-nova strike.
The two events seem to be linked in some way, with the last major
outburst from the sun occurring 9700 BC causing the ice sheets to
rapidly melt as well as the extinction of most of the world's
mega-fauna at the end of the last Ice Age, in an event known as the
Younger Dryas, which just happens
to coincide with the last magnetic flip.
Davidson, and Dr.
Robert M. Shoch, have estimated
that the micro-nova event (aka "solar
flash") was as much as 40 times the power of the most
destructive solar storm observed in modern history, the 1859
This would make the
Younger Dryas micro-nova as much as an X-100+ solar flare
according to the measurement scale currently in use.
especially if this were to repeat any time soon.
The enormous amount of plasma that arrived immediately after the
micro-nova event circa 9700 BCE, bombarded the Earth producing
an effect similar to one or more major asteroid impacts.
This has caused confusion
and led many archaeological researchers into mistakenly interpreting
historic evidence of impacts causing and/or ending the last ice age,
as deriving from asteroid impacts rather than plasma discharges.
In his interview and book, Schoch asserts that ancient records are
consistent with a solar flash that wiped out an ancient civilization
predating the end of the last Ice Age, widely assumed to be Plato's
The scientific data on solar flashes goes back several
an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center,
wrote a paper titled, "Flashes
from Normal Stars" that appeared in the February 1989
edition of The Astrophysical Journal.
He dated the beginning of
research into solar flashes to a 1959 study by H. Johnson who
at the time,
"performed the only
study which is capable of detecting rare flashes from normal
Schaefer examined NASA
data on glazing discovered on lunar rocks that was first presented
in a 1969 paper by T. Gold published in Science who had
"Some glazing is
apparently due to radiation heating; it suggests a giant solar
outburst in geologically recent times".
Schaefer agreed with
Gold's analysis and reached a similar conclusion:
The existence of a
glazing on the top surfaces of lunar rocks has been used as a
strong argument for a "solar outburst" where the Sun increased
its luminosity by over 100 times for 10 to 100s within the last
Schaefer went on to
describe how such a "solar outburst" (aka solar flash or
micro-nova) could result in an Extinction Level Event:
The Younger Dryas
Of the 97 geoarchaeological sites of this study that bridge the
Pleistocene-Holocene transition (last deglaciation),
thirds have a black organic-rich layer or "black mat" in the
form of mollic paleosols, aquolls, diatomites, or algal mats
with radiocarbon ages suggesting they are stratigraphic
manifestations of the Younger Dryas cooling episode 10,900
B.P. to 9,800 B.P. (radiocarbon years).
This layer or mat
covers the Clovis-age landscape or surface on which the last
remnants of the terminal
Pleistocene megafauna are
chronologically the extinction appears to have been
catastrophic, seemingly too sudden and extensive for
either human predation or climate change to have been the
Rancholabrean termination at
10,900 ▒ 50 B.P. (Before Present) appears to have
coincided with the sudden climatic switch from
Aller°d warming to Younger
Recent evidence for
extra-terrestrial impact, although not yet compelling, needs
further testing because a remarkable major perturbation occurred
at 10,900 B.P. that needs to be explained.
So, there's an
ever-mounting body of evidence that a major shift is imminent...
aren't we being told about it...?
I know, I know...
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