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And btw, the lightshow was amazing in different areas of the world, you missed that? And at one point they were concerned about aircraft and the radiation.
originally posted by: galadofwarthethird
a reply to: violet
I suppose so, maybe these categorizations are a bit off, last I checked there has not been a big solar flare in millions of years, at least not headed in this direction. I mean I dont know, you all can categorize it any way you like. Its just strange is what I am saying. I was not critiquing your methods, I just never knew that X flares were considered big flares...That's just bizarre.
I also heard that ATS does not allow all caps. But I thought that was some joke people made up.
The solar storm of 1859, also known as the Carrington Event, was a powerful geomagnetic solar storm in 1859 during solar cycle 10. A solar coronal mass ejection hit Earth's magnetosphere and induced one of the largest geomagnetic storms on record. The associated "white light flare" in the solar photosphere was observed and recorded by English astronomers Richard C. Carrington and Richard Hodgson.