So what if the North Pole suddenly became the South Pole? I don’t think Santa would just pack up and leave but more likely change his address. Interestingly it looks like a pole reversal will be happening but thankfully not on earth. According to NASA, the sun will soon reach the peak of its solar cycle which happens every 11 or so years. During this “solar maximum” our favorite stars polar magnetic field weakens, goes to zero, and then reverses. Physicists warn that these transitions can accompany an increase in space weather including coronal mass ejections and cosmic waves. While our atmosphere protects us from this activity, such phenomena can bring harm to astronauts and equipment in space. Coronal mass ejections can also set the stage for brilliant auroras.
Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt