Several solar flares have occurred over the past few days. M-Class flares have erupted from Sunspots 1045 and 1046, and more are expected over the next few days. Sunspot 1046 is growing in size as it approaches the meridian and is in prime location to project solar material toward Earth.
The solar energy has potential to interfere with radio transmissions, to produce aurora, and to produce other affects. Spaceweather.com has a nice video that shows the growing spot and more information on the flares.