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A massive solar storm-eroded sea mine during the Vietnam War

By 1972, the Vietnam War was near the end, but it would still take another three years for Saigon to…

By 1972, the Vietnam War was near the end, but it would still take another three years for Saigon to fall. However, in the wake of the long-awaited Easter offensive of the North American army, something unexpected occurred: a massive sunflower in line with the infamous 1859 Carrington event swept across the earth causing auroros in lower latitudes … and detonated two

Researchers have carried out a lot of research on the river 1972, which lasted from August 2 to August 4, but a new study published in the scientific journal Space Weather Space Weather is the first to dig into Navy records and detects the impact on ocean mines , which was stationed near Hai Phong, northern Vietnam. According to their research, US pilots flying over the area reported about two dozen explosions within a 30-second period, which led to the recognition that magnetically solved seaweeds could be triggered by sun spots. As a result, the fleet immediately began developing new triggers that would not be vulnerable to magnetic interference.

Some of the other effects of the flare include “dayide radio blackouts”, aurora that appear as far south as Britain and Spain, and damage to satellites in orbit. In fact, the radiation from the flare was so powerful that it fooled the US Air Force’s nuclear detectors, which invariably indicates that a nuclear weapon was bombarded. According to the researchers, “[the] fits the activity into a description of a storm in the Carrington class minus the latitude aurora reported in 1


Although the flare was incredibly powerful, a true repeat of the Carrington Event 1859 in a modern day would be catastrophic: according to experts, satellite communications (including GPS and monetary transactions), the internet and the global network would be difficult. It must have been unpleasant and a little scary to see dozens of sea mines detonate without warning in 1972, but it’s peanuts compared to what the sun can do for our technology and our planet.

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