What was the Carrington Event?
- A solar storm
From August 28th to September 2nd of 1859, something very strange occurred- a solar storm. What is a solar storm, you ask? The sun creates spots we can see in our hemisphere called auroras or you might know them better as "The Northern Lights" which can be seen only on the most northern part of of the hemisphere when the sun tilts on its axis and the magnetic field is distorted. There are usually only select times and places a year that one can view the auroras and on these particular three days, that all changed. The auroras were seen from EVERYWHERE- from Sub-saharant Africa, to Hawaii to Australia. In the Rocky Mountains of Colorado they were so bright, people thought it was daylight. The event was so strong that it stopped telegraph usage in North America and Europe.
- A protest at Carrington Center
- A marketing ploy by Carrington's
- When Rome declared a British Monarch