The 1859 Carrington Event

The 1859 Carrington Event. On September 1, 1859, a mighty geomagnetic storm slammed into Earth. Telegraph lines became electrified and set offices ablaze in Europe and North America. The events were observed and recorded by British Astronomers Richard Carrington and Richard Hodgson. A similar solar storm missed Earth's orbit by nine days on July 23, … Continue reading The 1859 Carrington Event