20 facts about the North Pole that not everyone knows

(ORDO NEWS) — To punish the world, where is this? Can a ball have an edge? If you don’t find fault and attach yourself to a point, then the poles can be considered such an edge. They really resemble an edge in terms of how difficult it is to get there. The northern plus has little globally despairing of the southern in terms of climate, but it is he who is always remembered when they want to say something like “cold, like at the North Pole”.

What other facts and myths do you know about this place? Penguins, polar bears, frost? In this article, you can learn a lot of things that you did not know before. Twenty facts that will reveal the North Pole from a new perspective.

Where is the north pole

1. In fact, the north plus can be different depending on how you look at it. From the point of view of magnetism and the real magnetic pole, this is one point, but from the point of view of geographic coordinates, it is completely different. The latter is considered to be simply a point on the globe through which the planet’s axis of rotation passes. In different systems, up to four north poles are read.

2. One of these poles is the so-called “north pole of immersion”, although sometimes there are other names for it. This is the place where the geomagnetic field is perpendicular to the Earth’s surface. It seems to sink down. Hence the name.

3. Earth’s true magnetic north pole is not constant. Only in the last century did it shift from the territory of Canada to the territory of the Arctic Ocean. The shift has occurred by about 14 degrees, but this is not the limit.

4. In the history of the planet, the poles have changed places several times and will change more than once. This will not happen abruptly, so you can be calm. If we assume that this happens, then navigation systems and animals that tend to migrate will suffer the most – they can often feel magnetic fields and navigate through them.

Where the compass shows

5. That is why, when the needle of your compass points to the north, it does not show the point through which the earth’s axis passes, but the very magnetic pole. That is, if you need the true top of the Earth, you will need to look for other landmarks.

6. The geomagnetic north pole is different. It is calculated using mathematical models based on an imaginary line through the Earth’s geomagnetic center.

7. The Earth also has a south pole, but it is not diametrically opposite to the north. It also constantly “floats” and is currently located about 14 degrees from the point where it could be if it was diametrically opposite to the North Pole.

8. So who cares about geomagnetic north? First of all, these are the hunters for Aurora. The most beautiful northern lights occur in the oval ring around the geomagnetic North Pole.

9. While you are observing the northern lights, you can take out a compass and observe how it behaves. You will see one of three options. In the first case, the compass will simply point to the place it pointed to before, no matter how you turn it. In the second case, the compass will rotate slowly and at some point may stop at any point. In the third case, the arrow may simply point to something magnetic, such as a magnetic clasp on a trigger or bag.

North Pole city

10. There is the North Pole, which never changes its position. It is the city of North-Pole (in translation the North Pole), located in Alaska. It is a small settlement with an area of ​​10.9 square kilometers and a population of just over 2,000. North Paul is located in the suburb of Fairbanks, hundreds of miles from the other North Poles.

In the next 20 years, a 300-meter tsunami is expected in Alaska. I’m not kidding.

11. The Alaskans who live in North Paul have nothing to do with the real North Pole, but very cleverly associate themselves with a comic book character named Doc Savage. They wrote books about him and even made one film. He was related to the North Pole and the Alaskans consider him “theirs”. They must somehow have fun.

12. And through Savage, you can attract a much more famous superman to this place. Its creators were big fans of Doc and borrowed some details from that universe. Therefore, we can assume that these two heroes have something in common. At least that’s what the North Paul people think.

People at the North Pole

13. In 2007, a Russian submarine planted the Russian flag at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean at the point of the North Pole of the Earth.

14. The Russian submarine was the first to plant the flag, but was not the first to reach the North Pole. Back in 1958, the first submarine to reach the coveted point was the American USS Nautilus.

15. But this was not the first time a man appeared at the North Pole. The first person to be documented there was Robert E. Peary. It happened in 1909, and he got there on a dog sled.

16. If we continue to drip into history, then there is one person who claims to have been to the North Pole in 1908. His name is Frederick Cook and he is an Arctic explorer. However, many agree that he was the first – he had too much authority.

Minerals at the North Pole

17. It is interesting not even who was the first, but what impact it had on geopolitics. Peary claimed that he was the first to reach the Pole and that this means that the territory belongs to the United States. But this did not mean anything, and territorial disputes over the northern regions are still going on.

18. Such disputes over territory are due to the resources that lie on it. According to a 2008 study by the US Geological Survey, the Arctic contains 20 percent of the planet’s undiscovered oil and natural gas reserves.

19. Most of the oil and gas fields are likely to be within the 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone belonging to countries with arctic coasts. Analysts believe that the seabed directly at the North Pole is about 2.5 miles below the waves. However, it is almost completely devoid of resources.

20. The future of the North Pole is uncertain. In 2014, NASA launched the ARISE program, which is supposed to analyze how changes in the atmosphere can accelerate the melting of sea ice around the pole. Research is still going on, but there is no smoke without fire.


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