Today, you are a member of… The Carrington Event

Back in 1859 the only thing hotter than superstar dynastic power was a solar superflare, the largest in recorded history, observed by Richard Christopher Carrington. By September 2nd of that fine mid-19th century year, the geomagnetic storm produced by said solar flare was clam-happy wrecking havoc with earthly communication systems and putting on a light show that left more than a few gaga. Telegraph pylons threw sparks, telegraph paper caught fire, telegraph operators got zapped, light from the auroras tricked gold miners in the Rockies into making breakfast, and auroras made it as far south as the Caribbean. So this week, you may not have all the resources of an 1980s ficticious oil baron at your disposal but you will indeed have magnetism worthy of a Carrington.

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