North Pole moving?

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The magnetic north pole is moving, causing navigation issues

U.S. military requests update to World Magnetic Model to help navigation

 
Polar Star, the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker, completes ice drills in the Arctic in a 2013 photo. The U.S. military has requested an unprecedented early review of the scientific model used for compass navigation because of the rapid drift of the Earth's magnetic north pole in recent decades. (Petty Officer 3rd Class Rachel French/U.S. Coast Guard/Reuters)
 

Rapid shifts in the Earth's north magnetic pole are forcing researchers to make an unprecedented early update to a model that helps navigation by ships, planes and submarines in the Arctic, scientists said.

Compass needles point toward the north magnetic pole — a point which has crept unpredictably from the coast of northern Canada a century ago, to the middle of the Arctic Ocean, moving toward Russia.

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