"How could this happen?" wondered the Space Alien. "This is not the winter getaway I planned! I followed my compass so carefully! How could I have gotten so lost?"
The Space Alien soon noticed this article in a copy of the prestigious science journal Nature that another patron had left behind on the greasy counter.
"Earth’s magnetic field is acting up and geologists don’t know why. Erratic motion of north magnetic pole forces experts to update model that aids global navigation."
The Space Alien quickly set aside the stale root beer and began reading this article with alarm:
"Something strange is going on at the top of the world. Earth’s north magnetic pole has been skittering away from Canada and towards Siberia, driven by liquid iron sloshing within the planet’s core."
Then the Space Alien turned a few pages and found this diagram:
"Oh my goodness," thought the Space Alien. "If the magnetic poles are moving, this must be why my compass doesn't work! Without my compass, how will I ever find my warm, sunny vacation spot?"
The Space Alien picked up a cell phone to do some research and saw that even Forbes had reported this movement of the earth's magnetic field!
"Earth's magnetic North Pole is quickly moving from the Canadian Arctic toward Russia."
Newsweek had also reported this at: https://www.newsweek.com/earth-magnetic-field-northern-pole-noaa-wmm-navigation-1318159
"Earth's northern magnetic pole is moving at an unexpectedly fast rate toward Siberia. Scientists discovered the pole was not where it should be in September last year, and, as a result, had to update the model that tracks its movements."
The Space Alien was flabbergasted by this news. "What will happen to all the snowbirds heading for happy vacation trips to Florida or points south?" wondered the Space Alien. "They will have to unpack their swimsuits and pack Russian dictionaries instead!"
Then another post flashed on the Space Alien's cell phone: