Zackery Schikora Physics 212-F04
The event caused incredible auroral displays as far south as the Caribbean.
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Solar weather responsible   
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Potential for damage to our current infrastructures  
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Richard Carrington, an amatuer  British astronomer, noticed something that had never been observed before- two intensely bright patches of light on the surface of the sun.   What followed was the largest geomagnetic storm  and auroral display in recorded history, one which would have untold consequences if it were to happen today.
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On September 1st, 1859