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Yes. Sun's 'Spring Fling' Knocks Out Radio Communications.

Stunning images from another solar flare earlier this month. It was a powerful solar flare... its 'spring fling' knocked out radio communications. Flare caused temporary radio blackout on Earth... Flares expected to increase as sun moves towards its solar maximum later this year

CMEs can affect electronic systems in satellites and on the ground. Experimental NASA research models show that the CME began at 3:36 a.m. EDT on April 11, leaving the sun at over 600 miles per second. The M-class solar flare was about 10 times weaker than X-class flares, which are the strongest flares the sun unleashes.
M-class solar flares are the weakest solar events that can still trigger space weather effects near Earth, such as communications interruptions or spectacular northern lights displays.

... a short-lived radio communications blackout on Earth... registered as an R2 event (on a scale of R1 to R5), according to space weather scales.

When aimed directly at Earth, major solar flares and coronal mass ejections can pose a threat to astronauts and satellites in orbit.
They can interfere with GPS navigation and communications satellite signals in space, as well as impair power systems infrastructure on Earth.

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