Sun’s magnetic field is about to flip

A new article in phys.org warns of this impending event which, it turns out, is not a big deal for the solar system, since it occurs about every 11 years.  More significantly, it is another mystery to scientists studying the Sun.  As with all the ‘Secrets of the Sun‘, described in a recent post, Cyclic Catastrophism easily explains this one also.  In that and earlier posts, Cyclic Catastrophism posits that sunspots are the resut of impacts of innumerabl icy bodies ejected from Jupiter in the last 6,000 years, from the crater out of which proto-Venus was formed.  These bodies have a range of inclinations and periods comparable to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot and Jupiter’s orbital parameters.

Since Jupiter is comprised primarily of water, in the form of solid, frozen Methane Gas Hydrates, the material ejected originally as hot gas, freezes into icy bodies once it leaves the planet.  But Jupiter also incorporates most of the heavy elements in the nascent solar system, as evidenced by the current presence of a hot iron core within proto-Venus.  Therefore, as these bodies freeze, still within the magnetic field of Jupiter, they become permanently magnetized. That is why the few close passes of probes to main belt asteroids, created in the same way, have detected low densities and permanent magnetic fields.

As the orbits of this stream of bodies in highly eccentric orbits decay, they approach the Sun and become oriented counter to its existing field – N attracted to S etc.  This is visible in images of sunspots taken with the magnetic field sensitive instruments.  At the peak of the solar cycle, the number of counter-oriented bodies overwhelmes the existing solar magnetic field, and as the orbits of the stream of impacting bodies from Jupiter passes through the center of the plane of the solar system the reorienting of the solar magnetic field also passes from its north pole through the equator to the south pole, as indicated in the following quote from the cited article:

“The sun’s north pole has already changed sign, while the south pole is racing to catch up,” says Scherrer. “Soon, however, both poles will be reversed, and the second half of Solar Max will be underway.”

Because of the spotty nature of multiple impacts, this process is not a smooth one, but eventually the field reverses and becomes stable in the new orientation, showing that it is quite superficial – essentially due to a shallow current sheet.

The implications of this stream of icy bodies are far reaching. They lead to a complete redefinition of the history and makeup of every planet, indeed to the cosmogony of the solar system.

We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or the rules of this age, who are coming to nought.

 

~ by Angiras on August 6, 2013.

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