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A magnetic reversal in progress?
The South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA) is known to be growing in extent and spreading westwards from South Africa, as the Earth’s internal magnetic field rapidly weakens in this region. This may be early evidence of a forthcoming reversal in the direction of the Earth’s internal magnetic field. We do not know in detail precisely what occurs during such reversals, including the changes observed in the magnetic field and the time a reversal takes to complete. However these factors are important in knowing where the radiation risk may be increased and how the atm
Originally posted by alchemist2012
And so it begins!!!!
Earth’s magnetic field has had many highs, lows and reversals in its past. The last reversal was around 800,000 years ago. So the Earth is known to be able to re-generate its field and has done so during human pre-history. Understanding the development of the SAA may therefore be significant in understanding the reversal process and its impact on life and the natural environment.
Originally posted by Drustew
To me it seems this has been posted on the back of the animal deaths and the Tampa Bay incident but has no real implications on the subject at all.
There was another post here on ATS that mentioned more deaths and ongoing pandemic getting worse but a local man in that area indicated that it happens EVERY year.
Originally posted by Human_Alien
If we continue to see a surge in movement of the magnetic poles, I would assume we'd see an ongoing behavioral change in animals/insects first....... due to navigational disruption (see: enormous animal die-offs lately)
It is also very likely to effect most navigation systems around the globe too....compasses, GPS.....I can see pilots/airports having to updates their coordinates constantly (see Tampa Airport)
Why would magnetic changes affect GPS. That system has nothing to do with magnetism. It has to do with position, Time and distance delay.
(visit the link for the full news article)edit on 11-1-2011 by Human_Alien because: grammar