Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Is Moving Toward Russia

Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Is Moving Toward Russia

The Earth’s magnetic north pole often moves from its original position from the Canadian Arctic towards Russia since 1831, according to an IE report. The Earth’s core that affects Earth’s magnetic field, the North Pole is never truly stationary and has traveled around 2,250 kilometers.

The swift pace of the movement is surprising and has left the scientists confused and it has increased the concerns over navigation, especially in areas of high latitudes.

The magnetic field reverses its polarity every several hundred thousand years, where the magnetic Norths Pole reside at the geographic South Pole. The last reversal took place 770,000 years ago according to CNN.

According to the NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) National Centres for Environmental Information (NCEI), the drifting speed of the magnetic north pole has gathered pace in the past few decades.

It is still unclear whether the earth’s magnetic north pole which is now drifting is gearing up for a flip-flop switching north and south, or sometimes, the magnetic field will strengthen again, and it will stop the drifting process.

Scientists cannot explain the core fluctuations which are responsible for the drifting of the North pole, the World Magnetic Model (WMM) allows them to map the planet’s magnetic field and calculate its rate of change over passing time.

The updated model also revealed that the Earth’s magnetic field is weakening by about 5% every century.

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