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Carrington event

(Solar Storm of 1859)
(solar storm September 1-3 1859)

The Carrington event or solar storm of 1859 was a solar storm and resulting geomagnetic storm on September 1-3 1859 consisting of a solar eruption aimed straight at Earth. It is the largest solar event on record.

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solar storm
Van Allen belts