The Sun’s Magnetic Field Is About to Reverse

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Every 11 years, as part of the solar cycle, the Sun’s magnetic field flips, coinciding with a maximum in activity such as solar flares. Image via NASA Goddard Flight Center Sometime in the next two or three months, something special will happen:…

Susan Grigsby‘s insight:

Not a particularly "k-12 library" topic but very interesting nonetheless. I had no idea that there was a magnetic field cycle – did you? While we will experience little to no effects of this, read the article to see how the changes ripple through our solar system. This is just another cool thing to know when you want to play "Sheldon" at your next cocktail party…

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