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No Pole Shift for 2012 May 22, 2009

Posted by hkinsights in 2012.
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Every 26,000 years there is a Galactic Center Alignment, which has occurred for over 4.5 billion years, roughly the age of the Earth and our revolving solar system.  The last geomagnetic reversal also known as the Brunhes-Matuyama reversal occurred approximately 780,000 years ago.  What is interesting is that the duration of an average magnetic reversal is roughly 1,200 to 10,000 years, not vary dramatic or globally catastrophic, as this event is not sudden but rather lengthy in duration.  The following article excerpts and video clips reveal more information about Pole Shifts and Geomagnetic Reversals.


The Pole Shift Hypothesis and Geomagnetic Reversal

The pole shift hypothesis is the hypothesis that the axis of rotation of a planet has not always been at its present-day locations or that the axis will not persist there; in other words, that its physical poles had been or will be shifted.  A geomagnetic reversal is a change in the orientation of Earth’s magnetic field such that the positions of magnetic north and magnetic south become interchanged. These events often involve an extended decline in field strength followed by a rapid recovery after the new orientation has been established. These events occur on a scale of thousands of years or longer.

The Brunhes-Matuyama Reversal was the last geomagnetic reversal event, which was approximately 780,000 years ago, when the Earth’s magnetic field last underwent reversal. The reversal occurred over several thousand years. The apparent duration at any particular location varied from 1,200 to 10,000 years depending on geomagnetic latitude and local effects of non-dipole components of the Earth’s field during the transition.  The event is useful in dating ocean sediment cores and subaerially erupted volcanics.  This last geomagnetic reversal is named after Bernard Brunhes and Motonori Matuyama.


NASA – Earth’s Inconstant Magnetic Field

Sometimes the Earth’s magnetic field completely flips. The north and the south poles swap places. Such reversals, recorded in the magnetism of ancient rocks, are unpredictable. They come at irregular intervals averaging about 300,000 years; the last Brunhes-Matuyama reversal was 780,000 years ago. Are we overdue for another? No one really knows for sure.  Magnetic stripes around mid-ocean ridges reveal the history of Earth’s magnetic field for millions of years. The study of Earth’s past magnetism is called paleomagnetism. Reversals take a few thousand years to complete, and during that time–contrary to popular belief–the magnetic field does not vanish. “It just gets more complicated,” says University of California professor Gary Glatzmaier. Magnetic lines of force near Earth’s surface become twisted and tangled, and magnetic poles pop up in unaccustomed places. A south magnetic pole might emerge over Africa, for instance, or a north pole over Tahiti. Weird. But it’s still a planetary magnetic field, and it still protects us from space radiation and solar storms. 





For Further Reading:

Pole Shift: Predictions and Prophecies of the Ultimate Disaster by John White



Pole Shift Torpedoed by Author John White



NASA – Earth’s Inconstant Magnetic Field



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