An explosive eruption on the sun reaching temperatures of millions of degrees.
They are usually followed by what is known as a coronal mass ejection or a CME, essentialy a massive outburst of charged particles from the sun which, when they hit the earth can cause blackouts and interfere with various electronic devices.
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