Carrington Event of 1859

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Carrington Event of 1859 - The strongest solar storm on record is the...
The strongest solar storm on record is the Carrington Event of 1859, named after Richard Carrington, an astronomer who witnessed the super solar flare that set off the event as he was projecting an image of the sun on a white screen. In those days, of course, there was nothing much to damage. A high-intensity burst of electro-magnetic energy shot through telegraph lines, disrupting communications, shocking technicians and setting their papers on fire. Northern Lights were visible as far south as Cuba and Hawaii. But otherwise

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  1. The Signal,
  2. 28 Jan 2010, Thu,
  3. Page 6

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  • Carrington Event of 1859

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