... and therefore capable of causing changes on both the Sun and it's satellite the Earth that have been drastically, catastrophically underestimated.
The idea of a magnetic field being "here" and "there" is antiquated, inferior 20th century science from populist quacks like Carl Sagan. Remember, any science dumbed down to where the sheeple can understand it is likely to be crank science.
The universe is infinite, without a beginning or an end and it is a charged field of magnetic plasma that is infinite.
The executive summary here is that magnetic fields are much, much, much more important than anyone has previously understood. They are not local phenomena. They are fluctuations in a universal magnetic field that goes on forever.
For this reason, it is only very recently that both the protective and destructive potential of magnetic fields has been grasped and even then only by a small subset of mankind. Too late for most to do them any good.