TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Check out the below animation of an explosion on the sun, called a solar flare. This occurred at 5:05 PM Arizona time on Cinco de Mayo.
Solar flares like this one eject massive amounts of energy into space. If the Earth is in the path of that energy speeding through space, satellite communications, GPS, and radar can experience brief outages and possibly failures. Fortunately, this solar flare sent that energy away from Earth.