NASA: The Sun’s Magnetic Field is about to Flip!
By Hwaa Irfan
It will either happen or it won’t, and not necessarily when expected – the solar maximum is upon us in its 11th year.
“It looks like we’re no more than 3 to 4 months away from a complete field reversal,” says solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford University. “This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system.”
Hoeksema is the director of Stanford’s Wilcox Solar Observatory, one of the few observatories in the world that monitor the sun’s polar magnetic fields.
But this happens every 11 years, s what is s special about this solar maximum? According to NASA The poles are a herald of change. Just as Earth scientists watch our planet’s polar regions for signs of climate change, solar physicists do the same thing for the sun. Magnetograms at Wilcox have been tracking the sun’s polar magnetism since 1976, and they have recorded three grand reversals—with a fourth in the offing.
The coming reversal marks the midpoint of Solar Cycle 24. Half of ‘Solar Max’ will be behind us, with half yet to come.
“The sun’s north pole has already changed sign, while the south pole is racing to catch up,” says Phil Scherrer, Solar physicist, also at Stanford.
“Soon, however, both poles will be reversed, and the second half of Solar Max will be underway.”
The Sun’s magnetic field envelops the entire solar system in a bubble that scientists call the ‘heliosphere’ hence why the effect will be felt throughout our galaxy including our earth hence the reason for concern. Everything inside the ‘heliosphere’ is the solar system – outside is interstellar space.
“Changes in the Sun’s magnetic field are carried outward through the heliosphere by the solar wind,” explains Steve Suess, another solar physicist at the Marshall Space Flight Center.
“It takes about a year for disturbances to propagate all the way from the Sun to the outer bounds of the heliosphere.”
It is happening at time when the Earth has been going through a polar flip/shift when the Earth’s magnetic protective field is at its weakest – a long process that has born witness to a significant drop over two centuries. It is not expected t happen for another 1,000 years given the rate at which the Earth’s magnetic field is weakening, but in the meantime, our Earth is more exposed to the Sun’s full spectrum of light.
Earth’s polar flip/shift according to records happen every 250,000+/-, but there has not been one for nearly a million years, which makes one wonder what earth was like before that polar flip/shift a million years ago.
The change in Earth’s polar flip/shift means on a physical level climatic change with the magnetic North and South Poles changing places, which are is attributed to the harmonic cycle of the magnetic fields of the sun hence all the doomsday hype, which is not based on facts.
What is known is that early hominids began walking upright when the Earth flipped 780 million years ago and began to make and use tools, and discovered fire. The clearest implication from this is a jump in human evolution which coincides with the Shift of the Ages or the Age of Aquarius 2012/2013. Massive species extinctions occurred which explains the massive fatalities taking pace right now amongst different species around the world. However in the past, there was an appearance of new species, which is not evident now. What scientists have found is an increase in the number of people with four strands of DNA, a concern to the to the top of the global economic cabal because it means elevated beings who are more difficult to control, hence their power base, their wealth is undermined unless we are kept in a state fear, and/or stupidity.
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