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Thread: What Was the Carrington Event?

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    What Was the Carrington Event?

    In 1859, the Sun gave off the most powerful solar flare on record. A blast of radiation and particles so strong it fried electrical wires and set telegraph towers on fire.
    What would happen if a solar storm of this magnitude happened today? It would be a very bad day indeed.
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    The article makes it sound like a pleasnat vacation.
    For a more...unsettling...view of what it might be like, see the numerous EMP survivalist novels, especially the ones using a solar EMP rather than a nuclear EMP, like the Harley Tate series I'm reading now.

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    Missed this thread on first go round. I suppose when the next C event occurs we won't have much of a chance to chat about it.

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