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Flippin’ incredible – the story of the sun’s magnetic field reversal

Close-up of the sun's surface. Image courtesy of NASA.

We’re on the verge of a once in an eleven year solar event that sounds as impossible as it does fascinating, if not a little menacing – a solar field reversal. More specifically, a complete reversal of the sun’s polar magnetic field which means that its magnetic north and south poles will change places entirely.

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