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PostWed Feb 06, 2019 9:21 am 
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https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/02/drift-of-the-north-pole-forces-early-magnetic-map-update/
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PostWed Feb 06, 2019 10:44 am 
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What devices navigate using the magnetic field? (Besides your standard hiking compass, of course.)
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PostWed Feb 06, 2019 3:09 pm 
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From the article in the link"

"The model is accompanied by software that helps navigation services adjust to the magnetic field's quirks. Users reportedly include Apple and Google, which include it in their phone software."

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PostThu Feb 07, 2019 4:18 pm 
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Is the declination still 21 degrees for this area?

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PostThu Feb 07, 2019 4:49 pm 
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About 15 degrees and a half.  Per this NOAA online magnetic field calculator.

https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomag/calculators/magcalc.shtml?
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PostFri Feb 08, 2019 9:20 am 
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a little more info;;;;

https://www.foxnews.com/science/earths-magnetic-north-pole-is-shifting-toward-russia-scientists-say
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PostFri Feb 08, 2019 3:23 pm 
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Do you guys think Putin is behind this?
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PostFri Feb 08, 2019 3:48 pm 
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Reagan would make the Russkies give the magnetic pole back to Canada.

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PostFri Feb 08, 2019 6:14 pm 
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I use a declination adjustable compass.  The bummer is my 30 year collection of maps will have the wrong declination adjustment on them.

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PostTue Feb 12, 2019 6:47 pm 
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Here's an interactive map of Historical Magnetic Declination
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PostWed Feb 13, 2019 11:18 am 
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Malachai Constant wrote:
Reagan would make the Russkies give the magnetic pole back to Canada.

lol.gif  lol.gif  lol.gif

I wish I understood exactly what information the interactive map is displaying. Apparently the mag poles are far more intricate than I had suspected.

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PostThu Feb 14, 2019 12:05 pm 
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Malachai Constant wrote:
Reagan would make the Russkies give the magnetic pole back to Canada.

Damn straight. Meanwhile, others would tell the climate to stop changing.  tongue.gif

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