Earth’s North Pole May Actually Be The South Pole

Earth Magnetic Poles Reversing

Earth’s Magnetic Field Showing the North and South Poles

Early in 1813, there was a fight in the main lecture theatre of the British Royal Institution between the Instrument Maker and the Chemical Assistant, which resulted in the dismissal of the chemist. Asked to find a replacement, the Instrument Maker appointed Michael Faraday his new Chemical Assistant, and Faraday went on to change the history of chemistry. Little did he realize at the time that his newest discovery would one day explain the dynamics of the magnetic field within the Earth, and provide proof that the Earth shifts on its geographic polar axis.

What You Probably Don’t Know About the Poles

The magnetic poles have flipped numerous times in recorded history, and today, the magnetic poles are setting up to reverse again. There have been approximately 171 magnetic field reversals during the past 71 million years. Since the 1970’s, the movement of the magnetic North Pole has accelerated from less than 16 km (10 miles) per year to more than 48 km (30 miles) per year.

On all planets, magnetic north or south is determined by the direction where the field lines emerge from or enter into the planet’s crust. A magnetic field’s line of force exits from its north pole and enters its south pole; hence, the positive and negative poles. If you look at a bar magnet, you have field lines going from its north pole into its south pole, but for the Earth’s bar magnet, it’s exactly opposite – the north magnetic pole is where the Earth’s magnetic field lines pull toward the planet, acting like the south pole of a bar magnet.

It appears that our present-day magnetic North Pole may actually be our true magnetic South Pole.

A Geographic Polar Shift

The magnetic poles on most planets are aligned with their geographic poles; in other words, the path of the magnetic poles shows us the path of the geographic poles. Geologic records show that five times in our Earth’s history, the geographic poles have followed the magnetic poles during a magnetic polar flip. Without realizing it, Faraday provided a roadmap showing us where the geographic North and South Poles have been located in the past, and where the geographic poles will be in the future.

As the magnetic poles creep closer to a complete polar reversal, we need to prepare for a geographic polar shift of marginal importance to follow. The warning signs are here through the global increases of powerful earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and global climate changes.

Throughout human history, we’ve had no idea that our present-day North Pole may actually be the South Pole. Somebody needs to inform St. Nick.