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Could the recent slight increase of solar storms be due to a magnetic reversal?

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helixaqua

No...solar storms always happen and just increase in size during solar maximum. The magnetic reversal of Earth (I'm guessing that's what you mean) hasn't occurred yet, but is overdo.

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But doesn't the magnetic field become weaker before a reversal?
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Earths...yes, but solar storms and our magnetic field are two different entities.
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But the magnetic field deflects solar radiation, and I'm not freaking out, I'm just curious, it's interesting
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^^^ and it should be said that when the pole reversal happens, there won't be much of an obvious effect to our daily lives. (unless your daily life consists of reading a magnetic compass.)

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We will die!!! Radiation from hell!!
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actually the magnetic pole reversal and solar activity has nothing to do with each other. we are way to far from the sun for our planet to effect it in ANY way. if our poles switch all it means is what was once positive (polar north) will be negative. our planet will NOT flip, or change direction, or any other ridiculously catastrophic happening that a severe solar flare would bring. don't worry.
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I'm not worried, I'm curious, do you have a problem?
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lol no but I thought you might be a dooms day sayer and they just irritate me.
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If your speaking about the sun's magnetic reversal, that usually happens at the end/beginning of it's eleven year solar cycle, when there are relatively few solar storms. An increase in solar storms is not usually accompanied with the sun's magnetic flip, as solar storms happen mainly during the eleven year cycle.

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I'm talking about the earths magnetic reversal
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Then, no. The sun cares not what the earth's magnetic field is doing. However the earth's magnetic field cares a great deal about (is affected by) the sun's solar storms.
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