Carrington event

In 1859, British astronomer Richard Carrington witnessed a huge solar flare.  The following day, Northern Lights were visible in Cuba, telegraph stations sparked and caught on fire. It was so bright you could read a newspaper at night by the light in the sky. If a similar “event” happened today, we could expect to be in the dark ages for months, maybe even years. Ponder – life without TV, cell phones, internet, heat, light, or gasoline (the pumps are electric) Imagine, no ATM. Imagine life without everything we take for granted.

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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/110302-solar-flares-sun-storms-earth-danger-carrington-event-science/

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