richard carrington

  • When Will There Be a New Solar Superstorm?

    When Will There Be a New Solar Superstorm?

    Just shy of 162 years ago — on the morning of September 1st, 1859 — a hobbyist astronomer named Richard Carrington peered through his telescope and noted, in the sky, “two patches of intensely bright and white light.” Beyond Carrington’s country estate, telegraphs were failing all over the world. In American cities that night, people…