One swallow does not make a summer: 160 years of Richard Carrington's legacy

17 Oct 2019 Oliveira D. M.

On 1 September 1859, the British astronomer Richard Carrington observed an anomalous behavior on the Sun. Approximately 17 hours later, magnetic effects of global scales were observed at Earth: aurora borealis and australis in low-latitude regions, and telegraphic equipment failures in Europe and North America... (read more)

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  • HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS
  • SPACE PHYSICS