The solar maximum is nearly in full swing, and the solar system has been in a hullabaloo from the sun's activity.
As we've mentioned before, the solar maximum will have a few effects here on earth. You're probably most likely to notice interruptions to radio and navigation devices (so if you get lost, you can quite rightly tell people that it's the fault of a disaster). Generally, though, the effects are quite benign and, if you're lucky, you'll get to catch the most visually amazing phenomenon of which our sky is capable.
Meanwhile, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has been compiling some amazing images of solar activity. If you want to get a better idea of what's going on with the old treacle bun, have a click through the gallery below to see what a solar maximum actually entails.