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Sun`s magnetic field close to flipping

ANI | Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 12:18

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.

First Published: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 12:18
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