The sun’s magnetic field will reverse polarity at some point in the coming weeks, sending ripples to the edge of interstellar space
(TheIndependent.co.uk) The sun is set to “flip upside down” within weeks as its magnetic field reverses polarity in an event that will send ripple effects throughout the solar system.
Although it may sound like a catastrophic occurrence, there’s no need to run for cover. The sun switches its polarity, flipping its magnetic north and south, once every eleven years through an internal mechanism about which little is understood. Continue reading