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Originally posted by fltcui
Yes I heard a couple of hours ago that the majority of it missed the Earth.
The flare did create waves of ionization in our upper atmosphere and sparked a minor proton storm around the planet.
Post by SecretKnowledge
so whats this got to do with aliens and ufo's???? wrong forum
On September 1–2, 1859, the largest recorded geomagnetic storm occurred. Aurorae were seen around the world, most notably over the Caribbean; also noteworthy were those over the Rocky Mountains that were so bright that their glow awoke gold miners, who began preparing breakfast because they thought it was morning.
Telegraph systems all over Europe and North America failed in some cases even shocking telegraph operators. Telegraph pylons threw sparks and telegraph paper spontaneously caught fire. Some telegraph systems appeared to continue to send and receive messages despite having been disconnected from their power supplies.