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GeoGeoGeoGeo OP t1_jdm0dou wrote

It will never violently flip, that's just not how reversals or excursions occur. Reversals typically take anywhere between 4 and 9 thousand years to flip with the latest reversal taking 22 thousand years to reverse:

The magnetic pole wanders all the time. It's the intensity via gradual weakening that indicates an excursion or reversal.


bpeden99 t1_jdm0pjb wrote

I'm not sure about wanders, it's pretty consistent in moving north and northwest. But I understand the flip better, thank you