Polarity changes can occur within centuries, not just over millennia.
On Friday, the Moon will obscure a chunk of our star.
The planet Mercury was the key for this latest feat.
The scientists also say similar shields could already be in use by advanced alien civilizations.
The X9.3 solar flare was the largest since 2005 when an X17 flare was recorded.
The compilation includes views from the International Space Station, the Solar Dynamics Observatory and other spacecraft.
Don't forget special glasses, solar filters and common sense.
Scientists have analyzed over 30 years worth of data to find out what’s going on with the sun and its unusual activity.
It’s possible the chemical could be ingested by humans to protect them from the sun.