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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Wondering About the Four North Poles.

Now, I bet you thought that there was only one North Pole and then you saw the title to my post.  What the...???  You probably asked. 
 
 
Well, I will just have to explain.  The easiest way is to list them:
 
1)   The terrestrial North Pole - That is the one located opposite the South Pole on the Earth's axis of spin.
 
2)    The North Dip Pole - the spot where the geomagnetic field is perpendicular to the Earth's surface.  This is the point your compass points to.
 
3)    The Geomagnetic North Pole - It is calculated by mathematical models based on an imaginary line running through the geomagnetic center of the Earth.
 
4)   The fourth one is a city, North Pole, Alaska.  (Yes, I know that is stretching the definition of a pole. .(grin)
 
 
OK, that is enough dancing around poles. . . oh yes, that would be a May Pole, right?  Now, have a good weekend, you hear?

14 comments:

  1. I seem to recall a North Pole in New York. Need to look that up:)

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    1. There is a theme park, called "The North Pole". And there are towns named North Pole in Alaska, Idaho, New York and Oklahoma.

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  2. People have explored the North and the South Poles. I've always wanted to get funding to seek out the East Pole. . .

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    1. Isn't that some where in the middle of lake in Maine?? Hey, maybe it is your lake. . .

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  4. I love today's post. I too am grinning today. A certain celebrity couple named their daughter North West. I thought being a girl her name should have been True North...but when you ad the West at the end it doesn't make sense but when you factor in the parents....

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  5. DD, too cold to talk about North Poles lol.

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    1. That is for sure. Way too early for it to get this cold.

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  6. Visiting from Jerry's site. Nice to meet you. Catherine

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I hope it wasn't a disappointing visit. Please come back again.

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