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Scientists have long known that the magnetic pole moves. James Ross located the pole for the first time in 1831 after an exhausting arctic journey during which his ship got stuck in the ice for four years. No one returned until the next century. In 1904, Roald Amundsen found the pole again and discovered that it had moved--at least 50 km since the days of Ross.
Originally posted by momonmiko
Could it be because of the North magnetic pole heading to Russia?
I read that a long time ago, I'm sure it has it's effects.
Originally posted by rapsmack
Very interesting stuff indeed...
My android compass app is pointing to magnetic north as 15-20 degrees East of where North would normally be pointing...
Bay Area, CA here.
Originally posted by 5StarOracle
lol well perhaps its a new electromagnetic field there to protect you then. Or the air has become charged by a natural disaster... Are you trying to scare ppl??? Or give away secrets???
Originally posted by Tollon
I don't use my compass alot, but I did 3 years ago when we bought our new home and it had a balcony to the south.
For the fun of it I checked with a compass to see if it was exactly south and it turned out it was.
I haven't used a compass since but when I read this thread I downloaded and turned on a free compass android app on my smartphone (couldn't find my real compass at the moment) and went to see if it was still exactly south.
To my astonishment it was now slighly south-south west!
And when I turned the other way facing north it was slightly north-north west.
You others here say your north is slightly to the east.
I don't know what to make of this.
Maybe bad app, maybe you are on to something.
I am in Sweden, Europe by the way.
Originally posted by Byteman
reply to post by SpiritualStar
I didn't just say hoax.
HOAX OR BAD COMPASSES OR INCORRECT COMPASS USAGE
Thank you for failing to read my whole posts.
Heres a thought. Those few of you trying to discredit all the claims in this thread, possibly just because you can't wrap your head around the details involved with it ....go learn how to read a compass, experiment yourself, then do it a few more times....then come back and rejoin the collaborative research taking place in this thread.
Otherwise, your snide remarks are automatically discredited, and add nothing but pure ignorance and immaturity to this thread.