Sun`s magnetic field close to flipping
Scientists have said that the Sun`s magnetic field will flip soon.
Washington: Scientists have said that the Sun`s magnetic field will flip soon.
They said that Sun`s northern hemisphere`s polarity has already flipped, and the southern hemisphere should reverse its polarity soon.
Every 11 years or so, Sun`s two hemispheres` magnetic field reverse s their polarity, which creates a ripple effect that can be felt throughout the solar system.
Scientists working at Stanford University`s Wilcox Solar Observatory said that the sun is going through one of those flips in its cycle.
Todd Hoeksema, a solar physicist at Stanford said in a video about the polarity reversal that the sun`s poles are reversing, and this is a large-scale process that takes place over a few months, but it happens once every 11 years.
He said that what they`re looking at is really a reversal of the whole heliosphere, everything from the sun out past the planets.