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Sun’s Magnetic Field to Flip

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The peak of the sun’s solar cycle, which runs about 11-years long, is about to hit. That means that the sun’s magnetic field is about to flip, completely reversing its field in about three to four months.

This solar event only happens once during the 11-year cycle, and it signals what solar physicists call the Solar Maximum, which is the period of peak activity of our nearest star. “It looks like we’re no more than three to four months away from a complete field reversal,” said solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford University to NASA Science. “The change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system.”

(Credit: YouTube: ScienceAtNASA)

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Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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