One cosmonaut V. A. Dzhanibekov noticed that rotating the nut in zero gravity makes a “flip” at equal intervals of time. Researchers interested in this phenomenon, believing that it will help to spill the secret to one of the mysterious properties of our planet – a change of magnetic poles.
However, unlike the nuts in the “Janibekov’s effekt”, the change of polarity of the Earth – irregular event. Between shifts of the poles can go through a thousand and a few hundred thousand years.
Lately, geologists are increasingly talking about the fact that the movement of the magnetic field of the planet has reached an incredibly high speed of approximately 64 km/year. But in the beginning of the last century, the pole migration speed was 15 km/year.
The offset pole provides a liquid metal core of the Earth, the movement of which produces currents in turn give birth to a magnetic field. The researchers suggest that this process underlies the change of the polarity of the magnetic field of the planet. Such things have repeatedly happened before, it proves the ancient literary sources and traditions.
What was observed by the people during the pole shift
For example, in China during the time of Emperor Yao was an unusual phenomenon: within 10 days the sun was on the horizon, lit up the forest and there are many malicious animals. Ten days the sun was shining and in India, 9 in Iran. And in Egypt, to replace a 7-day “solstice” came the same along the length of the night.
The Indians of Peru there is a legend about the night, which was five days, after which the ocean overflowed and flooded the land. In many Indian tribes have legends like this. Moreover, they present a description of the clattering together of the rocks, waves from the mountain and prolonged darkness.
Missionaries, who had visited Greenland, I heard from the Inuit stories of how the earth once turned over. Mela pomponius Atticus, referring to the ancient Egyptian written sources, said that since the beginning of the development of their civilization star changed its course four times, and the Sun has twice risen in the West.
These events told the priests to Herodotus, during his visit to Egypt. Archaeologist Harris found papyrus, which said that the South and North are reversed, and in Syria (Ugarit), was found the text saying that the goddess Anat killed the inhabitants of the Levant and changed the movement of the stars and luminaries.
The Mexican codices contain descriptions of the four directions of the movement of the Sun. And in the codes refers to “the four prehistoric Suns” and non-permanent side of the world. The phenomenon of revolution of Earth in the codes referred to as the “care four hundred southern stars”.
New North pole will be in Siberia
It is believed that the last shift of the pros occurred about 750 000 years ago and right now brewing another period of change. Axel Schulte, Professor of Geophysics from Munich suggests that the polarity change is always accompanied by a strong attenuation of the field, and this period makes it difficult for living beings.
Many of them, including birds move along the magnetic lines. For example, one version of the mass death of turtle doves in Italy in 2011 is disorientation because of the disappearance of the magnetic field.
Until recently, the magnetic North pole was in Canada, but now it “drifts” in the direction of Siberia. According to experts, already by mid-century, he will take up their new positions. Thanks to this, the European citizens will be able to view the Northern lights on their latitudes.
The changing polarity of the Earth – an event not favorable for all the inhabitants of the planet. Earthquakes, fires, eruptions and floods can all occur as a result of the pole shift. However, scientists do not exclude that the next change of poles may pass more smoothly than the previous one.