The Sun's Magnetic Field is about to Flip

Something big is about to happen on the sun.  According to measurements from NASA-supported observatories, the sun's vast magnetic field is about to flip. "It looks like we're no more than 3 to 4 months away from a complete field reversal," says solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford University. "This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system."

For more information, read the press release at Science@NASA Headline News, and view the video below.  Discovery News also has an article titled, Earth vs. Sun: Flipping Magnetic Face Off.