The Earth’s magnetic north pole is in motion. In fact, it has been moving for several years, but the last report showed that it is now moving “at a fast pace”.
The magnetic North Pole was first discovered in Canadian Nunavut in 1831, and scientists have been measuring it ever since. In recent years, it has been “approaching Siberia at a surprisingly fast pace,” researchers from the United States say. Why is this happening?
Scientists have found two clots of matter with high magnetic force near the Earth’s core. Because of their interaction, the North Pole is moving at a rate of 9 to 37 miles per year, and such shifts have serious consequences for global navigation systems.
The results have been published in Popular Mechanics.