Alarming NOAA data, Rapid Pole Shift

magneitic-north-pole-shift-400-years

The NOAA National Geophysical Data Center maintains a data set of annual magnetic north pole coordinates going back to the year 1590, derived from early measurements from ships logs to modern day techniques.

Noting that there has been lots of reporting of pole shift lately, to the point where the phenomenon is actually causing real-world issues such as temporary airport closures, a deeper investigation was in order.

After transferring 420 years of north pole position data from the NOAA Geo Data Center, configuring it to fit in an Excel spreadsheet, adding a complicated formula to determine exact distance between 2 sets of latitude-longitude coordinates, applying the formula to each data point in the series, and then finally plotting it all in a visual graph, it is alarming to discover the amount of magnetic pole shift – just over the past 10 to 20 years.

 

Here is one very interesting fact…
Since 1860, the magnetic pole shift has more than doubled every 50 years. That is pretty significant. In geological terms, that seems to be pretty ‘rapid’.

Here is another very interesting fact…
During the past 150 years, the pole shift has been in the same direction.

The following fact is even more astonishing…
During the past 10 years, the magnetic north pole has shifted nearly half of the total distance of the past 50 years! In other words, the pole shift has apparently sped up substantially.

Pole Shift has more than doubled each of the last 50 years

magneitic-north-pole-shift-50-year-periods-last-150-years

 

The present rate of magnetic north pole shift is about 55 kilometers per year. According to the data set, during the year 2000 the magnetic north pole actually shifted more than 70 kilometers.

The issue now is, since the pole shift has been at 400 year record high rates during the past 10 to 20 years, the cumulative effect is now beginning to cause real-world issues.

Will the effects affect us noticeably or in a bad way? Time will tell I suppose, but at the current rate there will no doubt be direct effects on many systems in the years ahead, many of them nuisance issues such as documentation changes while others will likely be more serious.

It is not known if the shift will speed up or slow down in the years ahead. Some say that a pole reversal is overdue, and this phenomenon may be indicators of the beginnings of that process.

Note that the earth’s magnetic field is what protects us from radiation. Without it, we would not survive. Could a pole reversal cause a period of time in-between flip-flop such that we would be exposed to deadly radiation? Stay tuned…

Graph of annual magnetic north pole shift during the past 420 years

420-year-graph-of-annual-magnetic-pole-shift

 

At the current direction, the magnetic north pole is heading directly towards Russia. The following image shows the dramatic acceleration while pointing out the past 50 years versus the past 10 years of movement.

Update: March, 2012 – NOAA has just changed (massaged?) their data of the past decade.
Read Pole Shift Data Coverup – 2012

 

Cammenga Model 27CS Olive Drab Lensatic Compass

 

Appreciate topics of survival, preparedness, risk awareness – or planning for disaster?
Read our current articles on Modern Survival Blog

95 Comments


Click here to vote for MSB -Top Prepper Website

  1. Jasonn January 19, 2011
    • Modern Survival Blog - ken January 19, 2011
    • Chris August 17, 2012
  2. Yadidah January 19, 2011
    • Modern Survival Blog - ken January 19, 2011
    • peter anthony de feo March 14, 2012
    • Robin Mc Garry October 21, 2016
  3. ricer January 19, 2011
  4. Hank January 19, 2011
    • ken@modernsurvivalblog January 19, 2011
      • Fran March 10, 2012
      • Russ November 13, 2012
      • toiroi December 24, 2015
  5. Keats January 19, 2011
    • Ed Nielsen January 29, 2012
      • Ken (MSB) January 29, 2012
      • Fran March 10, 2012
        • Howard July 22, 2012
          • Ken July 22, 2012
  6. Nick January 20, 2011
  7. Nick January 20, 2011
  8. In Italy January 20, 2011
    • ken@modernsurvivalblog January 20, 2011
  9. Matth24 January 20, 2011
  10. ken77 January 20, 2011
  11. dsk65 January 20, 2011
    • Just1Spark November 27, 2015
  12. Nemesis January 20, 2011
    • ken@modernsurvivalblog January 20, 2011
      • Don January 9, 2012
  13. Nemesis January 20, 2011
    • ken@modernsurvivalblog January 20, 2011
    • anonymouslass October 29, 2011
  14. Nemesis January 21, 2011
  15. Tartempion January 23, 2011
    • ken - Modern Survival Blog January 23, 2011
      • Alias 1 February 19, 2017
        • Alias 1 February 19, 2017
          • Ken Jorgustin February 19, 2017
  16. tjaty2 January 23, 2011
  17. waypasthadenough January 24, 2011
  18. smiz January 26, 2011
  19. Darlene February 2, 2011
  20. DrTom February 5, 2011
    • ken (Modern Survival Blog) February 5, 2011
  21. Tracey K February 5, 2011
    • ken (Modern Survival Blog) February 5, 2011
      • Vic September 6, 2011
        • Steve June 12, 2016
          • Tamara July 21, 2016
      • Steve June 12, 2016
  22. korpisoturi February 8, 2011
  23. Richard February 8, 2011
  24. Anonymous February 10, 2011
    • ken (Modern Survival Blog) February 10, 2011
  25. Ian Filing February 13, 2011
  26. anon February 15, 2011
  27. Mrs Xylophone March 2, 2011
  28. guilty pleasure March 13, 2011
  29. geophyte March 13, 2011
  30. Corythecrow March 14, 2011
  31. SyncopeSlim March 16, 2011
    • Richard Wiggins January 7, 2012
  32. John March 17, 2011
  33. Marmar June 14, 2011
  34. Vanessa July 28, 2011
  35. Bob August 5, 2011
  36. DAv September 17, 2011
  37. Tex Patriot September 26, 2011
    • Peter December 26, 2011
  38. Vic October 6, 2011
  39. Richard Wiggins January 7, 2012
  40. Fred January 16, 2012
    • Ken (MSB) January 16, 2012
  41. jeanette bartlett January 31, 2012
  42. Jeff F. February 3, 2012
  43. X February 12, 2012
  44. Ed February 22, 2012
  45. rick February 26, 2012
    • Ken (MSB) February 26, 2012
  46. Andrew March 19, 2012
  47. great north woods March 20, 2012
  48. Stepha March 21, 2012
  49. Mary March 24, 2012
    • Ken March 24, 2012
  50. Diane March 27, 2012
  51. merlin in hawaii April 1, 2012
  52. Bri-0 July 27, 2012
    • Ken July 27, 2012
  53. sibinac October 14, 2012
  54. slaterdom March 22, 2013
  55. greg April 5, 2013
  56. thx1138 October 22, 2013
  57. puzzled September 3, 2016
Click here to vote for MSB -Top Prepper Website

Visit our TERMS OF USE & Comment Policy

For off-topic discussion, visit the latest:
'Weekly Preparedness' post

For the most recent comments from all articles:
'Recent Comments' page

Leave a Reply

Email optional - will not be published
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!