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Sun to flip over in next few weeks !

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:22 am
by diablo
The Sun is set to “flip upside down” within weeks as its magnetic field reverses polarity in an event that will send ripple effects throughout the solar system.

Although it may sound like a catastrophic occurrence, there’s no need to run for cover. The sun switches its polarity, flipping its magnetic north and south, once every eleven years through an internal mechanism about which little is understood.

The swap could however cause intergalactic weather fronts such as geomagnetic storms, which can interfere with satellites and cause radio blackouts.

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The magnetic field of the earth is way overdue to flip, that will cause a lot more bovver. :)


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien ... 42769.html

Sun to flip over in next few weeks !

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:23 am
by smeggypants
diablo wrote:The Sun is set to “flip upside down” within weeks as its magnetic field reverses polarity in an event that will send ripple effects throughout the solar system.

Although it may sound like a catastrophic occurrence, there’s no need to run for cover. The sun switches its polarity, flipping its magnetic north and south, once every eleven years through an internal mechanism about which little is understood.

The swap could however cause intergalactic weather fronts such as geomagnetic storms, which can interfere with satellites and cause radio blackouts.

Image

The magnetic field of the earth is way overdue to flip, that will cause a lot more bovver. :)


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien ... 42769.html



I think scott won't be complaining about that :)

Sun to flip over in next few weeks !

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:20 am
by Channel Hopper
Some other reports suggest the only change is going to be the amalgamation, (or loss) of the second south pole that has been wandering around for a few months.

I doubt very much there will be any issues, bar the compass users on Antartica losing their way back to the pub.

Sun to flip over in next few weeks !

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:42 am
by smeggypants
Yup the Sun has done this ( approx :) ) 4,090,909,091 times. :) :)

Sun to flip over in next few weeks !

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:39 am
by Mr Squirrel
The sun has got his hat on, hip hip hip hooray.. the sun has got his hat on and he's coming out to play.

Sun to flip over in next few weeks !

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:44 am
by smeggypants
Scott Nelson wrote:Some demented African tribes will think it's the end of the world :rolleyes: :doh:



and editors of Tabloid newspapers no doubt :D :D

Sun to flip over in next few weeks !

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:15 pm
by wotsit2
does this mean my shadow will be upside down ? :D

Sun to flip over in next few weeks !

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:34 pm
by wotsit2
Scott Nelson wrote:There's bound to be some hysteria about this 11-year event!

of course there will be scott . i bet "survivalists " are stocking up supplies as we speak :D

Sun to flip over in next few weeks !

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:53 pm
by wotsit2
Scott Nelson wrote:I remember the solar eclipse back in 1999, when thousands of people were stocking up on goods because they were convinced it was the end of the world (based on Nostradamus' predictions).

Sad cunts!

madness isn't it ?