Monday, April 23, 2012

Quadri-Polar-Sun in One Month. Connected to Strange Weather and Earthquakes?

This may seem like a doomsday post, but it is true that the Sun's poles are changing and that could cause changes to manifest on the Earth, i.e., earthquakes, weather changes, etc.  So, here is the information that I've found on the subject.  It seems that the event is supposed to complete sometime in May.  Another time for us to enjoy some interesting scientific observation I suppose.  Let's see how many more people start building their doomsday bunkers and how many start actually living in them.  Dang.  It would be a good time to be in the business of selling and building them!  Some are actually quite fascinating...I digress.  Here is the information on the solar pole shift.
- NASA states that the sun has gone through a polar shift on the year 2001 and will go through another one on 2012.
- For people who don't know, the Mayans had the most precise calendar of thier time. The calendar states that the world will end on the December of 2012 so their calender goes no further then 2012. For further detail on this, visit this page:
- The sun had already went through a polar shift 6 years ago and it caused no damage. I've done some research on this and it all states either that the effects are unknown or it has no effect at all (on the star or its planets). Now, I'm just curious as to how destructive it can really be. I'm guessing that the polar shift happening on 2012 (if it actually occurs) is just a coincidence and it'll pass by just like any other year. But if it can/does do some damage, how destructive can it be?


The Sun Does a Flip

NASA scientists who monitor the Sun say that our star's awesome magnetic field is flipping -- a sure sign that solar maximum is here.

see captionFebruary 15, 2001 -- You can't tell by looking, but scientists say the Sun has just undergone an important change. Our star's magnetic field has flipped.
The Sun's magnetic north pole, which was in the northern hemisphere just a few months ago, now points south. It's a topsy-turvy situation, but not an unexpected one. 
"This always happens around the time of solar maximum," says David Hathaway, a solar physicist at the Marshall Space Flight Center. "The magnetic poles exchange places at the peak of the sunspot cycle. In fact, it's a good indication that Solar Max is really here." 

Above: Sunspot counts, plotted here against an x-ray image of the Sun, are nearing their maximum for the current solar cycle. [more information] 
The Sun's magnetic poles will remain as they are now, with the north magnetic pole pointing through the Sun's southern hemisphere, until the year 2012 when they will reverse again. This transition happens, as far as we know, at the peak of every 11-year sunspot cycle -- like clockwork. 
EarthÂ’s magnetic field also flips, but with less regularity. Consecutive reversals are spaced 5 thousand years to 50 million years apart. The last reversal happened 740,000 years ago. Some researchers think our planet is overdue for another one, but nobody knows exactly when the next reversal might occur. 
Although solar and terrestrial magnetic fields behave differently, they do have something in common: their shape. During solar minimum the Sun's field, like Earth's, resembles that of an iron bar magnet, with great closed loops near the equator and open field lines near the poles. Scientists call such a field a "dipole." The Sun's dipolar field is about as strong as a refrigerator magnet, or 50 gauss (a unit of magnetic intensity). Earth's magnetic field is 100 times weaker. 
Below: The Sun's basic magnetic field, like Earth's, resembles that of a bar magnet.see captionWhen solar maximum arrives and sunspots pepper the face of the Sun, our star's magnetic field begins to change. Sunspots are places where intense magnetic loops -- hundreds of times stronger than the ambient dipole field -- poke through the photosphere. 
"Meridional flows on the Sun's surface carry magnetic fields from mid-latitude sunspots to the Sun's poles," explains Hathaway. "The poles end up flipping because these flows transport south-pointing magnetic flux to the north magnetic pole, and north-pointing flux to the south magnetic pole." The dipole field steadily weakens as oppositely-directed flux accumulates at the Sun's poles until, at the height of solar maximum, the magnetic poles change polarity and begin to grow in a new direction. 
Hathaway noticed the latest polar reversal in a "magnetic butterfly diagram." Using data collected by astronomers at the U.S. National Solar Observatory on Kitt Peak, he plotted the Sun's average magnetic field, day by day, as a function of solar latitude and time from 1975 through the present. The result is a sort of strip chart recording that reveals evolving magnetic patterns on the Sun's surface. "We call it a butterfly diagram," he says, "because sunspots make a pattern in this plot that looks like the wings of a butterfly." 
In the butterfly diagram, pictured below, the Sun's polar fields appear as strips of uniform color near 90 degrees latitude. When the colors change (in this case from blue to yellow or vice versa) it means the polar fields have switched signs.
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Above: In this "magnetic butterfly diagram," yellow regions are occupied by south-pointing magnetic fields; blue denotes north. At mid-latitudes the diagram is dominated by intense magnetic fields above sunspots. During the sunspot cycle, sunspots drift, on average, toward the equator -- hence the butterfly wings. The uniform blue and yellow regions near the poles reveal the orientation of the Sun's underlying dipole magnetic field. [more information] 
The ongoing changes are not confined to the space immediately around our star, Hathaway added. The Sun's magnetic field envelops the entire solar system in a bubble that scientists call the "heliosphere." The heliosphere extends 50 to 100 astronomical units (AU) beyond the orbit of Pluto. Inside it is the solar system -- outside is interstellar space. 
"Changes in the Sun's magnetic field are carried outward through the heliosphere by the solar wind," explains Steve Suess, another solar physicist at the Marshall Space Flight Center. "It takes about a year for disturbances to propagate all the way from the Sun to the outer bounds of the heliosphere."see captionBecause the Sun rotates (once every 27 days) solar magnetic fields corkscrew outwards in the shape of an Archimedian spiral. Far above the poles the magnetic fields twist around like a child's Slinky toy. 
Left: Steve Suess (NASA/MSFC) prepared this figure, which shows the Sun's spiraling magnetic fields from a vantage point ~100 AU from the Sun. 
Because of all the twists and turns, "the impact of the field reversal on the heliosphere is complicated," says Hathaway. Sunspots are sources of intense magnetic knots that spiral outwards even as the dipole field vanishes. The heliosphere doesn't simply wink out of existence when the poles flip -- there are plenty of complex magnetic structures to fill the void. 
Or so the theory goes.... Researchers have never seen the magnetic flip happen from the best possible point of view -- that is, from the top down. 
But now, the unique Ulysses spacecraft may give scientists a reality check. Ulysses, an international joint venture of the European Space Agency and NASA, was launched in 1990 to observe the solar system from very high solar latitudes. Every six years the spacecraft flies 2.2 AU over the Sun's poles. No other probe travels so far above the orbital plane of the planets.see caption"Ulysses just passed under the Sun's south pole," says Suess, a mission co-Investigator. "Now it will loop back and fly over the north pole in the fall." 
Right: Following an encounter with Jupiter in 1992, the Ulysses spacecraft went into a high polar orbit. It's maximum solar latitude is 80.2 degrees south. [more] 
"This is the most important part of our mission," he says. Ulysses last flew over the Sun's poles in 1994 and 1996, during solar minimum, and the craft made several important discoveries about cosmic rays, the solar wind, and more. "Now we get to see the Sun's poles during the other extreme: Solar Max. Our data will cover a complete solar cycle." 
To learn more about the Sun's changing magnetic field and how it is generated, please visit "The Solar Dynamo," a web page prepared by the NASA/Marshall solar research group. Updates from the Ulysses spacecraft may be found on the Internet from JPL at NASA

Extended missionOn May 19, 2008 the Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at Berkeley announced NASA had extended the THEMIS mission to the year 2012. NASA officially approved the movement of THEMIS B and THEMIS C intolunar orbit under the mission name ARTEMIS (Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and Electrodynamics of the Moon's Interaction with the Sun).

2012 Polar Shift Predictions
I have been looking for information on the earths predicted polar reversal in 2012. Nasa has this to say:

After looking into the 2012 Polar Shift predictions I found many fear based articles, like the one quoted below. Read the following excerpt and understand that there are many people out there trying to make us fearful of everyday environmental changes. Not every change is a dire prediction.
Quotingauthor Patrick Geryl from his article at
"In my books I reveal the immense cataclysm that is going to torment the earth in the near future. It is presently assumed by most people and the general scientific world at large, that the rotation of the Earth is stable, however, as expounded in my previous works on this subject, this is not the case.
In 2012 the next polar reversal will take place on earth. This means that the North Pole will be changed into the South Pole. Scientifically this can only be explained by the fact that the earth will start rotating in the opposite direction, together with a huge disaster of unknown proportions."
Whoaaaa!! What is he talking about …..?
The first three words of his article reveal his true motivation for this story.
As you can see in the second sentence his "science" in completely wrong (according to NASA)! It is the Sun not the Earth that is to undergo a polar shift in 2012.
Let's read on shall we…..?
"I explained abundantly clearly (IN MY BOOKS) that life after a polar reversal is nothing but horror, pure unimaginable horror.
All securities you presently have at hand, like - amongst others - food, transport, and medicines, will have disappeared in one big blow, dissolved into nothingness. As will our complete civilization. It cannot be more horrifying than this; worse than the worst nightmare. More destructive than a nuclear war in which the entire global arsenal of nuclear weapons has been deployed in one blow. Are you grasping the facts?
The earth will be subjected to total destruction. It will be many times worse than my description. Terrible hunger, cold and pain, and more will rule your daily life: without hope of a quick recovery, because all knowledge and resources will have been completely destroyed. That will be the reality of your daily life after the forthcoming polar reversal. And it is in this scenario you will have to try to survive."
(Survive what? I thought you just said "the Earth would be subjected to total destruction". Gheeez make up your mind!)
Do you think this guy wants you to be scared? Rather obvious, is it not? What do you think his main purpose in this fear factory article was?
The SUN will undergo a polar reversal in 2012. But just like it did in 2001, and does so on an 11 year proven cycle. The earth will undergo a polar shift some time in the future, but no one person knows exactly when. Heck it could be tomorrow! If it did and the creepy scenario above came true, you would probably be better off doing what John Prine said to do in his song Please Don't Bury Mefrom the 1973 album Sweet Revenge.
click this link to hear: 02-please-dont-bury-me-exerpt
For now just beware of the doomsday profits! Keep your discriminating mind open!
SOURCE: 2012

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