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The Earth's magnetic north pole suddenly decelerates, has crossed the meridian, scientists: will not cause a global catastrophe

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The earth, the planet we live on, is like a mother-like existence, silently carrying everything we have. And the earth also has its own "biological signs", such as magnetic fields. Recently, scientists have discovered some interesting phenomena, that is, the earth's "magnetic poles" are reversing, and there is also a drift phenomenon, what is going on? Next, please continue to read, Xiaobian will analyze them one by one.

The Earth's magnetic north pole suddenly decelerates, has crossed the meridian, scientists: will not cause a global catastrophe

1. The cause of the drift of the Earth's magnetic poles

We all know that there is a magnetic field inside the Earth, and this magnetic field is formed by the movement of the molten outer core inside the Earth. The Earth's magnetic poles are the external manifestations of the magnetic field. The reversal of the magnetic poles is actually a change in the Earth's magnetic field.

So why do the Earth's magnetic poles drift, and what is the reason behind this?

The Earth's magnetic north pole suddenly decelerates, has crossed the meridian, scientists: will not cause a global catastrophe

In fact, the drift of the Earth's magnetic poles is due to the constant change of the Earth's magnetic field. For now, scientists only know that the poles are drifting, but they don't know exactly what the reason behind this is. However, according to observations, the current magnetic poles are in a "weakening period", which may be one of the reasons for the magnetic pole drift.

According to the observation and records of scientists, the magnetic poles drift at a rate of about 55 kilometers per year, and they are still moving in the direction of Siberia.

The Earth's magnetic north pole suddenly decelerates, has crossed the meridian, scientists: will not cause a global catastrophe

Surprisingly, however, a recent observation shows that the speed of the magnetic poles seems to have changed somewhat, and the speed has slowed down, and it is drifting in the direction of the Arctic Ocean. As a result, it is still unknown how the Earth's magnetic poles will change, and we can only continue to observe.

2. What are the effects of the Earth's magnetic pole drift?

Since the Earth's magnetic poles are drifting, what does such a change mean for us?

The Earth's magnetic north pole suddenly decelerates, has crossed the meridian, scientists: will not cause a global catastrophe

In fact, according to the research and observation of scientists, the current magnetic pole drift will not have much impact on our lives, and it can be said that the impact is minimal.

Because of the magnetic pole drift, the main impact may be on our navigation system, especially the modern navigation system, because its positioning depends on the magnetic north direction of the earth. Therefore, once the magnetic poles change, the navigation system must be recalibrated to ensure the accuracy of the navigation system.

The Earth's magnetic north pole suddenly decelerates, has crossed the meridian, scientists: will not cause a global catastrophe

However, in addition to the navigation system, magnetic pole drift can also have some impact on the satellite system. As we know, satellite systems are currently widely used in communications, weather forecasting and other fields, once the magnetic pole drifts, it may cause the satellite system to be affected by the solar wind, thereby damaging the satellite, and even affecting our communication system.

In addition, some scientists believe that magnetic pole drift may also have a certain impact on the earth's climate, or cause some natural disasters, such as major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

The Earth's magnetic north pole suddenly decelerates, has crossed the meridian, scientists: will not cause a global catastrophe

However, scientists have not yet found conclusive evidence on this point, so we are not sure of the specific effects of magnetic pole drift, so we can only "wait and see".

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