• Reading Levels 3 - 5

Should we be afraid of solar storms?

In September 1859, miners woke up to another sunny day. Or so they thought. To their surprise, they soon discovered it was the middle of the night. And the sky wasn’t lit by the sun, but rather by brilliant drapes of light. The blazing glow was a solar storm – the largest in recorded history. So what exactly is a solar storm? Ted-Ed finds out more in this fun animation.

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