Someone made a comment the other day that at least we could rest easy for a while since the sun is getting more and more quiet as it progresses towards the solar minimum in 2019.
The fact of which he wasn’t aware is that the Carrington event in 1859 took place during a weak cycle.
Below are links to a couple articles on the issue. The first a a recent story and the second an older one that talks about solar activity during weak cycles and minimims.
The takeaway is don’t be complacent.