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What if Earth Was Hit by a Giant Solar Flare?

Solar storms are really common, but occasionally they can be huge, causing more than pretty light shows in the auroras. What would happen nowadays if we had a massive solar storm?

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Sources:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3722206
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bracing-for-a-solar-superstorm/
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/110302-solar-flares-sun-storms-earth-danger-carrington-event-science/
https://www.nature.com/scientificamerican/journal/v284/n4/pdf/scientificamerican0401-86.pdf
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0326-1_32
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1998PhDT…….147F
https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms11058

Images:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Northern_lights_on_Kval%C3%B8ya_2012-01-23a.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Polarlicht_2.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Virmalised_18.03.15_(4).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Solar_Flare_Moon_Eclipse_NASA_SDO_AIA_CME_FQTQ_1.gif


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Utility_pole_transformers.jpg

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