posted on May, 14 2013 @ 09:31 PM
Yep. What it says is true.
It's Russian roulette when these Earth directed
monsters rotate into our footprint .
However, the Carrington Event in the 1800's
was an X50 if I remember correctly
and it fried some telegraph wires.
Luckily, it does take from hours to days for CME's to arrive.
And most of the planets' major electrical grids
have a plan in place, to power down if it gets really bad.
One more however..
the Sun is by far the most dangerous Solar System body.
It's a ball of Superheated gas and magnetism, and probably could belch
hard enough to snuff the whole planet to cinder..so there's that.