ScienceCast 114: The Sun's Magnetic Field is About to Flip

published 7 years ago

Sun's magnetic field is about to flip presented by science at NASA. Something big is about to happen on the sun. According to measurements from NASA supported observatories their sons vast magnetic field is about to flip. It looks like we're no more than 3 to 4 months away from a complete field reversal says solar physicist Todd Hoke summa Stanford University. This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system. The sun's magnetic field changes polarity approximately every 11 years. It happens at the peak of each solar cycle as the Suns enter magnetic Dynamo reorganizes itself. Becoming reversible mark the midpoint of solar cycle 24 half of solar Max will be behind us with half yet to come. Hot summer is the director of Stanford's Wilcox solar observatory ...

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