Saturday, January 8, 2011

Anyone flying to Tampa? --

Well, the runways are closed due to a shift in magnetic north which is leaving Artic Canada and heading for Russia. By the way, I believe the pole is making a mistake. I would never give up Canada for Siberia..but that is just me.

Florida's Tampa International airport closed its primary runway on Thursday after a shift in earth's northern magnetic pole made it impossible for planes to take accurate bearings.

The primary runway will remain closed until January 13, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). "The Earth's poles are changing constantly, and when they change more than three degrees, that can affect runway numbering," FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen told Fox News. Information on the movement of earth's magnetic fields is vital for planes' proper navigation on the runways. Runway designations and charting rely on geomagnetic information and that "aviation is charted using latitude and longitude and the magnetic poles", explained Bergen

Evidently it is somewhat unusual, curious it came up this week with the Jupiter/Uranus aspect. Not sure what I think about it but just to be clear magnetic pole shifts are not the same as GeoMagnetic Reversals. What is the difference? One is a movie of the week, the other is a big ass Jerry Bruckheimer summer blockbuster.

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