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N. Pole Shifting 40 Miles a Year; Runways Affected

Saturday, 08 Jan 2011 12:20 PM

 

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Scientists say the Earth's magnetic north pole is moving, so officials at Tampa International Airport are relabeling its main runway to reflect the change.

Airport officials closed the runway until Jan. 13 to repaint numeric designators and change taxiway signs.

The runway has been labeled on aviation charts as 18R/36L, indicating its location along the 180-degree approach from the north and the 360-degree approach from the south. It will become 19R/1L.

The change was required by the Federal Aviation Administration to account for a gradual shift of the Earth's magnetic pole at nearly 40 miles a year toward Russia. It's being caused by magnetic changes in the planet's core.


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