Does anyone in this forum know how to navigate after the pole shift? I have several questions, perhaps anybody who knows can explain this to me. Questions:
Offered by Tian.
With no satellites still working then no GPS global positioning will work. With dense clouds the
direction of the sun will be difficult to determine and the stars will never shine. If one doesn't know
where one is after the pole sfhift then it becomes difficult. Using maps and most likely position one
should identify stable references in the landscape to the map. This is to say hopefully the mountain tops or
large features are still there and recognizable. Next lay a compass down on the map where you are. Mark
the north pointing direction on the map.
From this position if one want's to travel to another location on the map, then head in that direction stopping from time to time to identify land marks with the map. If you don't have a map then make one as you go indicating distance and direction. Distance can be related to time of travel hours or days etc. This is assuming the rate of travel is about the same speed each unit of time. Direction can be related to current compass readings. The bottom line. There will be primitive navigation with no accurate measure of distance, direction etc. Where there are no maps they will need to be made.
The difference or deviation between True North and Magnetic North is called declination or the angle between where a compass needle points and the true north (geographic pole). This can be off by as much as 90 degrees depending on local magnetic deposits. Your compass will still work after the pole shift, it will just point in a different direction, the new north, which ZetaTalk says will end up off the coast of Brazil (South America). The coordinates of the new Magnetic North may take a number of day to settle down after the pole shift, but should remain constant for 7 years when the 12th makes a more distant pass by the earth. A small probably unmeasurable shift in the poles positions may occur at that time.
My understanding is that North will be in the same relative position to the Sun as it is today. The mechanics of rotation and forces that cause the magnetic field to form in the first place will still be present in the same orientation to the sun as today. Thus our rotation of earth and magnetic north will point in approximately the same direction as the north star is to day.
Offered by Mike.