Occasionally, the universe tells the earth to wake up. There was a week like that in the 1800’s when great solar storm reached the earth. For one week the world was captivated by a brilliant display of the aurora borealis that stretched deep into the United States(and other locations not accustomed to the northern lights).
We are within an arm’s length from the sun.
I hope that it doesn’t take a massive solar storm to pry us away from our electronic devices.