Earth's magnetic north pole moving fast toward RussiaChristian Fernsby ▼ | December 25, 2019
Earth’s magnetic north pole has been moving East at an unusually fast pace, heading from the Canadian Arctic toward Russia.
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The latest model of the Earth's magnetic field, World Magnetic Model (WMM), released by the National Centers for Environmental Information and the British Geological Survey, predicts that this movement will continue, though likely at a slower rate of 40 km each year, Space.com reported.
Over the past two decades, the magnetic north pole has moved toward Russia.
It was moving so fast that the WMM released an interim update in February of 2019 to ensure there were no navigational or operational issues with the difference of the true magnetic north pole and what the previous model used. ■