The awesome power of a solar storm is about to visit the United States of America - thankfully in an imagined form. Storm Worlds: Cosmic Fire brings to life the amazing 1859 Solar Storm that I wrote about in The Sun Kings. It is one episode in a three eipsode series looking at the extreme weather that can occur across the worlds of the solar system.
The series premiers on National Geographic on 16th May, 8pm ET. Here’s a clip from the programme of me explaining how British astronomer Richard Carrington saw the 1859 flare:
And here is another clip in which I describe the cataclysmic aurora that engulfed the Earth in the wake of Carrington’s flare.
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