News from @NASA that the largest sun spot seen in years, dubbed AR1339 by scientists there, is actually three times larger than the Earth itself. And last night, that same sun spot caused two different solar events: a solar flare and a coronal mass ejection (CME). The solar flare actually winged the planet Earth and disrupted radio transmissions starting around 4:45PM EST. The CME headed in the direction of Venus.
You can see the brief video of the CME here.
Scientists will continue to monitor the sun spot and more radio or other communications disruptions are possible. Basically, the thing spins and wherever its pointed when the flare goes off is where it goes.