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Old 12-30-2013, 06:57 AM   #1
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Default Blip! Over he goes!

Our star has magneticly flipped over.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sc...s-9029378.html

Not sure exactly how the pagans would celebrate such a thing, but we at ORR.net are likely to turn on a radio and have a listen.

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Yeah, it does that. It's an oscillator, with a frequency of about .00000144 Hz. Wavelength is about 22 light-years.

Not a very good oscillator, either -- lots of phase noise.
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The sun is not the only "magnetic pole flipper."

The earth's magnetic poles also flip, but the period is much longer.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sc...s-9029378.html

Navy mapping of the Atlantic sea floor shows the same phenomenon happens to the earth, but on a much longer time scale.

http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/developing.html

http://www.moorlandschool.co.uk/earth/magnetism.htm

According to the historic record the "event" is several thousand years overdue; BUT


The magnetic north pole is moving now and the rate of change is accelerating. http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/fea...eReversal.html



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The magnetic north pole is moving now and the rate of change is accelerating. http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/fea...eReversal.html



Oh boy! I wonder what THAT is going to do to HF propagation!
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