You waited this long to tell me about this series?!? Seeing the lunar regolith do that... knowing that each of those plumes is a backscattered collection of thousands of huge molecular pieces of moon dust all energized from a SINGLE proton. Absolute chills. I was like "STAY IN THE CAVE, GURL!".
One of my advisors built the particle detectors that measured this event, which is (obviously) very minor compared to a Carrington-level storm:
The solar storm of August 1972 is legendary at NASA because it occurred in between two Apollo missions: the crew of Apollo 16 had returned to Earth in April and the crew of Apollo 17 was preparing for a moon landing in December.
After they got the data down and processed, NASA management pretty much gagged them. Couldn't publish or present the results publicly until the Apollo program was over.
Sadly, pretending like we need to further characterize the space environment for astronauts is, at this point, a relatively dishonest funding ploy. There are still very worthwhile endeavors, namely modeling and remotely inferring (via helioseismology) the interior of the sun to allow us to predict solar flares and coronal mass ejections (usually the two occur together) as far into the future as we can. But to say "well we still dunno everything about planetary radiation belts, and, by golly those can impact astronauts", at this point? Nah. We don't send people through rad belts. Donezo. psst don't tell my friends I said that
Since I hate myself, I watched Knowing the other day, which, for the uninitiated, features (SPOILERS:) a solar flare and CME much more powerful than the Carrington Event, a global extinction event. We still don't know if that's impossible. It's a vanishingly small possibility, maybe a one in a few hundred million chance something like that comes our way within our lifetimes.
edit: Raised by Wolves was infuriating. A total violation of viewers' trust that even one fucking detail of the plot line would ever be resolved. You don't get to make content like that. Totally abusive.