Sun Will Flip Its Magnetic Field Soon

Editor’s Note: See our update on what the sun’s magnetic flip means for Earth here: Sun’s Magnetic Field Flip Won’t Doom Earth, Scientists Say

The sun is gearing up for a major solar flip, NASA says.

In an event that occurs once every 11 years, the magnetic field of the sun will change its polarity in a matter of months, according new observations by NASA-supported observatories.

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