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The great geomagnetic storm of May 1921

The great geomagnetic storm of May 1921 99 years ago this week, people around the world woke up to some unusual headlines. “Telegraph Service Prostrated, Comet Not to Blame” — declared the Los Angeles Times on May 15, 1921. “Electrical Disturbance is ‘Worst Ever Known'” — reported the Chicago Daily Tribune. “Sunspot credited with Rail Tie-up” — deadpanned the New York Times. They didn’t know it at the time, but the newspapers were covering the biggest solar storm of the…

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