'Black swan' predictions for 2013 include solar storm
- Published on December 20, 2012
- Written by Mike McClain, Senior Web Designer & Site Manager
In 1859, there was a solar event so extreme that witnesses reported seeing brilliant lights, electrical flashes, red glows and other aurora events, even in the South. It was the lead story on Sept. 3 of that year in the Memphis Daily, according to a copy preserved by the Library of Congress.