Monday, November 18, 2013

Why the Sun's Magnetic Field may take Weeks to be confirmed

If you've been following recent solar activities, and find yourself being affected emotionally, physically and energetically by whatever the sun is doing, you're likely on the edge of your seat waiting to hear that the Sun's magnetic field has finally flipped. 

According to scientists this will happen any day now, but it isn't something that they will be able to confirm on the day - it may take a few weeks to officially confirm it. Andrés Muñoz-Jaramillo, a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics who studies the Sun’s magnetic cycle explains by saying: “The strength of the polar field gradually gets very close to zero,” he says. “Some days, it’s slightly positive, and other days, it’s slightly negative. Then, eventually, you see that it’s consistently in one direction day after day, and you know the reversal has occurred.”

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