The Geomagnetic Storm of 1989

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  1. Christian

    Christian Knight Moderator

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    On this day in history, August 16, 1989...

    An intense solar flare created during a geomagnetic storm caused three disc drives to fail in succession on what was described as a ‘fault-tolerant’ computer system in Canada, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto’s stock market for at least three hours. This solar flare was even stronger than the X15 flare recorded just a few months earlier, in March of the same year.