Solar flare eruptions – how big are they?

I’m seriously wondering if the solar flare eruptions that are being reported on all over the worlds media not only have an impact on magnetic or electric fields but also on human communication. The number of quite simple misunderstandings I’ve experienced in the last 24 hours is mind boggling.

Maybe it’s a personal thing, but in case you’ve made a similar observation, I’d love to hear from you in the comments.

Meanwhile, if you want to know the size of these eruptions in perspective of Sun and Earth, there is a video visualizing this quite nicely:

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