posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:07 AM
Even a cheap compass will pick up the weakest magnetic interference. Not saying that you are not measuring a pole shift, but try this:
Place your compass on a flat surface, aligned with the NS. If you think your compass will show N in a different place, align it anyway so the needle
and markings match on a NS line.
Then, pass above the compass at around 5 inches above its glass, while holding a cell phone, or even a battery operated wrist watch. Play with the
If you have a TV set inside an entertainment center, place the compass on its surface and slide it slowly over the entire surface. It will begin
spinning even if your TV is OFF.
Close your laptop (after you turn it OFF) then place the compass on top of it. Move it around and you'll see not only spinning of the compass'
needle, but also titling as if the Earth's axis has titled..
Before jumping to conclusions, make sure the reading you take are 100% interference free from any artificial or even natural weak magnetic fields.
Look up how easy it actually is to generate a magnetic field anywhere there is electricity (aka wires, underground cables, shallow underground running
Also, if you're measuring from your car, most likely you will get slight variations.
My compass points to N where N should be. And I'm in S. Illinois.