The sun's "X-class solar flake" was launched on Thursday. It was strong enough for South America to experience a radio blackout at high frequencies. A cluster of solar plasma and another material, known as a coronal Mass Ejection (or CME), follows the energy from the flare. The energy from the flare is heading towards Earth, prompting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to warn of a possible strong geomagnetic storm.
This might sound like something out of a science-fiction movie. It's actually a sign that some northern parts of the country might be treated to the aurora borealis or Northern Lights.