In 1859, British astronomer Richard Carrington observed a flash of white light on the sun's surface This is known as the Carrington Event.
it was the largest recorded solar storm in history. It was linked to spectacular auroras — the Northern and Southern Lights — visible in the sky near both poles and the equator, from Canada.
The massive solar outburst also caused power outages from Paris to Boston.
the Carrington Event may appear to be history, many people are concerned about what would happen if an event as powerful
Carrington was investigating a group of dark specks on the sun known as sunspots on Thursday, September 2, 1859, at around 11:18 a.m.
the town of Redhill outside London, when he noticed what he later described as "a singular outbreak of light which lasted about five minutes."
According to a 2016 study published in the journal Advances in Space Research, this was the first solar flare ever seen and reported.