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North magnetic pole changing faster

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https://www.dw.com/en/magnetic-north-pole-is-changing-faster-than-forecast/a-47043665

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Scientists had planned to roll out a new update of the World Magnetic Model (WMM) on January 15 due to increased fluctuations in earth's magnetic field. However, due to the U.S. government shutdown, this has been delayed.

Although the magnetic north pole — unlike the geographic North Pole — is constantly in motion, the magnetic field is changing faster than scientists had previously forecast, according to a report published by scientific journal Nature this week.

The World Magnetic Model is updated every five years to account for shifts to the field and the last one took place in 2015. However, in 2016, part of the magnetic field "temporarily accelerated deep under northern South America and the eastern Pacific Ocean," according to Nature.

By 2018, scientists at US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the British Geological Survey realized they needed to release an updated WMM because it had become "so inaccurate that it was about to exceed the acceptable limit for navigational errors."

The wandering pole is driven by unpredictable changes in liquid iron inside the Earth.

 

 

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Piney

WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!! :unsure2:

Wait. We're not?....oh, ok... My Silva is gonna be a little inaccurate and I have to use the sun for bearing corrections.  Well that's not a big deal..........:o

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DebDandelion
4 hours ago, Piney said:

WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!! :unsure2:

Wait. We're not?....oh, ok... My Silva is gonna be a little inaccurate and I have to use the sun for bearing corrections.  Well that's not a big deal..........:o

We all gonna die one day in anyway. Apparently we are now first gonna get lost and then die. At least there is an adventure in that!

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