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Thread: North Magnetic Pole 'sprinting' toward Siberia

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    Senior Member Tom Rankin's Avatar
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    North Magnetic Pole 'sprinting' toward Siberia

    The little diagram in the corner of your map may need to be updated soon...
    Tom Rankin
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    Senior Member nartreb's Avatar
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    TLDR: the magnetic pole is much closer to the rotational pole than it was when I was born, or when most of my paper maps were printed. Sloppy navigators like me are now even more justified in ignoring the difference between the two poles while weaving around trees, ponds, etc. in places like New Hampshire and Maine. It's even better news for northern Alaska and eastern Siberia, where magnets previously didn't point anywhere near rotational North.

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