Gadling reports that the shifting in the Earth’s magnetic north pole has forced Tampa Airport to close one of its runways to repaint its designation. Runway 18R/36L will be redesignated 19R/1L when it reopens on Thursday. The other runways will change over later this month. The magnetic north pole has been shifting toward Russia at a rate of forty miles per year for the past decade.
- Shift in Earth’s magnetic north pole forces Tampa airport to repaint its runways (gadling.com)
- Tampa airport runways renumbered due to magnetic north movement (physorg.com)
- Shift of Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Affects Tampa Airport (dvorak.org)