[CQ-Contest] 160th Aniversary of the Sept 1, 1859 Carrington Event

donovanf at starpower.net donovanf at starpower.net
Mon Aug 26 13:38:22 EDT 2019

The Carrington Event was the strongest geomagnetic storm known to 
have hit the Earth since at least the 14th century. Based on examinations 
of ice samples, scientists believe that geomagnetic storms two and three 
times stronger have occurred prior to the 14th century. Here's a first hand 
report of the affects on telegraph operations, as reported on 
September 5th, 1859 in the New York Times. 


What will happen to our technology intense civilization the next time 
this happens? 


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