Saturday, February 18, 2006

North, which north?

This might be old news, but it is resurfacing with last weeks' meeting of the American Geophysical Union where according to Joseph Stoner, a paleomagnetist at Oregon State University:

"Earth's North Magnetic Pole has moved nearly 1,100 kilometers out into the Arctic Ocean during the last century and at its present rate could move from northern Canada to Siberia within the next half-century."
If you want to check the Northern Lights in Alaska better hurry, otherwise you will have to fly a bit farther.

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