The magnetic north pole moves has long been from Canada towards Siberia, and last year, he is the international date line crossed into the eastern hemisphere. The exact movement is not predictable fascinated scientists since the pool for the first time located was in Canada, in 1831. In the middle of the 90s of the last century, he began suddenly to go faster and he went from 15 miles per year to 55. By 2001 he was already, therefore, even under the Arctic Ocean.Read also the Magnetic poles may be more likely to switch than thought: "This can be billions of dollars"
Normally would be the ‘World Magnetic Model’ – that provides a description of the magnetic field of the earth, and that all modern devices are based, in 2020 an update, five years after the previous. But the magnetic field changes so quickly that an interim update should be made. That was originally planned for 15 January, but was due to the shutdown in the United States, meanwhile, postponed to January 30. the
The previous update in 2015, was under a bad star started. Because a year later found a geomagnetic shock place deep beneath South America, causing the magnetic field to be already significantly shifted. That was reinforced by the increasingly rapid shift of the magnetic north pole. At the beginning of last year, the ‘World Magnetic Model’, therefore, in the problems. It was so inaccurate that there is an urgent update was needed. (read on below)