Earth's Magnetic North Pole Moving at Alarming Rate

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Planet Earth
The Earth's North Pole is moving at an alarming rate and scientists are at a loss as to why.

Naturally the Magnetic North Pole moves over time due to magnetic changes in the Earth's core. 

In 2009, while still situated within the Canadian Arctic territorial claim, it was moving toward Russia at between 55 and 60 kilometres per year.

However, it is now moving faster. Scientists are planning a meeting to update data that is already having minor impacts on navigation.

The last time the location was updated was in 2015, that position is now so out of date, it has been described as useless.



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