In 2012 the Earth Dodged a Cosmic Sized Bullet
In 2012 the earth missed getting hit by a solar storm that NASA scientists say would have knocked modern civilization back to the 18th Century. If the solar flare/storm had happened one week earlier we would have been hit directly.
Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to “knock modern civilization back to the 18th century,” NASA said.
The extreme space weather that tore through Earth’s orbit on July 23, 2012, was the most powerful in 150 years, according to a statement posted on the US space agency website Wednesday.
However, few Earthlings had any idea what was going on.
“If the eruption had occurred only one week earlier, Earth would have been in the line of fire,” said Daniel Baker, professor of atmospheric and space physics at the University of Colorado.