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According to measurements from Stanford University solar physicists, the sun’s magnetic field is getting ready to reverse its polarity in the next 3 or 4 months. According to measurements from Stanford University solar physicists, the sun’s magnetic field is getting ready to reverse its polarity in the next 3 or 4 months. Researchers have been observing the magnetic fields of the Sun using magnetograms at Stanford’s Wilcox Solar Observatory, which is one of the only observatories dedicated to solar study. At the peak of a solar cycle every 11 years, the sun’s inner magnetic fields switch around 180 degrees. Solar physicist Phil Scherrer, from Stanford said: “The sun's polar magnetic fields weaken, go to zero, and then emerge again with the opposite polarity. This is a regular part of the solar cycle.” The north pole of the sun has reportedly changed already, and the south pole is in the process of reversing. Solar winds carry the magnetic field of the sun into space, creating an electrical current sheet that is coming out of the Sun’s equator. This current sheet can cause particles to move around, creating storm clouds of space particles. The magnetic influence of the Sun reaches billions of miles past Pluto.