Appearances can be decieving Coronal holes is what made  this happen on October 26th, that too on the eve of Halloween

NASA 's Solar Dynamic Observatory  is the one's released this cute  yet eerie image of the sun, the  holes were created due to Coronal  discharge which is a phenomenon  where the Sun gushes out Solar  winds .

Solar storms are caused by  variety of eruptions produces mass and energy from the solar surface that in turn deforms the earth’s magnetic field.

The explosion caused by the solar flare can't make it all the way to our globe, but the electromagnetic radiation and energetic particles certainly can. Solar flares can temporarily manipulate the upper atmosphere creating disruptions with signal transmission from, say, a GPS satellite to Earth causing it to be off grid by many yards.