What if the magnetic poles reversed?

Published on 3 December 2019 at 12:29

What if the magnetic poles reversed?

One of the most feared earthly events that will ever happen in the future is the turning of the magnetic field. This 'What if' situation will one day come true in the future. If you want to know what will happen when this occurs you need to read this article.


What does it actually mean when the magnetic field is reversed? Basically, the North Pole will become the South Pole and the South Pole will become the North Pole, it will literally be reversed. It doesn't mean that the earth will go upside down, this will only happen with the magnetic poles. In the past this has happened a few hundred times. The last time this happened was 780,000 years ago. Since it was so long ago, it could happen at any moment.

The positive news is that we are not going to suffer from floods, earthquakes or anything else in this category. We might get a weakened electric field, which blocks radiation from the sun, causing holes in the ozone layer. As a result, more people will develop skin cancer and the chances of getting this disease are much higher.

Satellites can also become a major problem because they can be damaged by solar storms, causing devices and technology that depend on satellites to malfunction. There are different types of satellites, such as for communication, navigation, the weather, space telescopes and observation satellites. For example, telephone, television, internet, radio services and navigation systems may no longer work properly.

The only solution is for humanity to create a satellite that can handle more solar radiation in order to preserve this luxury. If not, we will have to find another alternative to the techniques mentioned above. Although of course there is also chaos and panic among people when they can't be informed about what has happened, because telephone, internet and Television are down and that can lead to some unpleasant things. Maybe we should invent such a solar radiation resistant satellite to prevent that from happening!


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