Richard Carrington

Dora de Houghton Carrington (29 March 1893 – 11 March 1932), known generally as Carrington, was an English painter and decorative artist, remembered in part for her association with members of the Bloomsbury Group, especially the writer Lytton Strachey.

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In 1859, Richard Carrington was using his telescope to project an image of the Sun on a screen when he noticed two brilliant beads of blinding white light over the sunspots intensified rapidly, and became kidney-shaped. What Carrington saw was a magnetic explosion on the Sun