The question of when will an electric charge be positive has perplexed many intelligent people for many years. Many believe that the electric force between the North and South poles of the earth is the only time it happens. Others say it only occurs when a battery is fully charged, and then there is an in-between, a neutral point. The question I am asking myself is this: when will an electric charge to be positive?
It is my belief that there is always a small amount of positive charge in the earth’s atmosphere. It is this charge that makes the rain fall, the winds blow and the sun shine. So does this mean that we can use this charge to our benefit and create a more positive magnetic field for the earth? This positive charge will also help keep the atmosphere on earth safer and more balanced.
Why does this matter you ask? We have noticed that the poles are becoming increasingly different from each other. For instance, there was a period where the northern hemisphere had a very strong magnetic field while the southern hemisphere was relatively weak. Now this difference is becoming more pronounced and we see that there are some discrepancies in our weather patterns. This can be attributed to the strengthening and weakening of the magnetic fields in the two hemispheres.
If there is a positive electrical charge in the atmosphere, we can expect to see more occurrences of hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones and strong solar flares. Does this mean that there is a high potential for electrical charges to cross paths with other charged particles in the upper atmosphere? Some scientists believe so and there are some theories that these collisions can produce more positive charged particles to cross paths with us. This would tend to cause more enhanced electrical charges along with more energetic particles.
Is it possible that the magnetic field is so much stronger than the overall electrical charge that it causes an electric charge to be induced? It has been hypothesized that because the poles attract and repel each other, an existing positive charge can be knocked loose by an alignment of the magnetic field lines. This new charge would create an overall positive charge, which would tend to knock another existing charge loose. This would result in a net upward charge on earth. This is how it might be possible to induce a positive charge on earth by way of alignment.
This concept also makes sense if the magnetic field lines are not caused by the earth’s molten core, but rather are induced by our solar wind. If it were so, then the induced charge would not be induced at all. Therefore, this theory would explain why the electrical charges in the atmosphere are not associated with the earth’s molten core, but rather are associated with the sun or some other source of the charged particles. In fact, this concept would make sense more so if the sun were a negative charge and not a positive charge, as the associated charge would simply cancel out by itself.
One last possibility about the location of where this electrical charge is created or induced is from the interaction of magnets with each other. Magnets always repel each other, even if they are not touching one another. Thus, it would make sense that if two magnets repulse each other, then there must be a point along the line of the attraction-repulsion relationship where there is no repulsion. But, this seems to be a very difficult to visualize as the force between two poles is repulsive, not attractive.
One way to visualize it is by thinking of a spring. When the weight of the spring is pulled down to its lowest position, it does not move anymore. If it moved all the way to the top, there would be nowhere for the spring to go. This same thing is true for the magnetic field of the earth.