Ancient solar storm helped pinpoint the exact date Vikings settled in Newfoundland

The replica Viking boat Snorri, built in Maine, heads past an island near L'Anse aux Meadows, N.L., in July 2000. The vessel was part of a flotilla that will travelled to the historic site with the Islendingur, a Viking longship, honouring Lief Ericson's voyages around the year 1000 AD.(CP PHOTO/Andrew Vaughan) The replica Viking boat Snorri, built in Maine, heads past an island near L'Anse aux Meadows, N.L., in July 2000. The vessel was part of a flotilla that will travelled to the historic site with the Islendingur, a Viking longship, honouring Lief Ericson's voyages around the year 1000 AD.(CP PHOTO/Andrew Vaughan)