On August 5, the sun flipped its magnetic field. This is an event that happens every 11 years, so there’s nothing to be alarmed about. The last time it happened was in 2002.
Solar maximum or solar max is a normal period of greatest solar activity in the 11 year solar cycle of the Sun, explains Wikipedia.com. Large solar flairs occur during this period which can impact life here on Earth.
As the magnetic field waves, the Earth moves in and out of the ebb and flow of the energy being released. This effects space weather which in turn impacts our satellites and even our weather.
Read more on this story at space.com.