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Stuart Clark

In a series where scientists revisit mould-breaking experiments in history, astronomer Stuart Clark recalls The Great Solar Storm of 1859.

Strange Encounters - scientists revisit mould-breaking experiments in history. Today, astronomer Stuart Clark recalls The Great Solar Storm of 1859, when blood-red aurorae were seen across two thirds of the earth's surface, and newly inaugurated telegraph networks were put out of action by magnetic disruption.

Producer: Roland Pease.

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