The Most Spectacular Sun View to Date

Look, Hell exists, and it's beautiful. Here's the Sun showing its largest eruption in 15 years, according to NASA. 126 Earths fit into that plasma 500,000-mile-long tongue. Here's the video:

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The video was taken by the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) over a period of 19 hours. Majestic inferno, as pretty as the most beautiful view of Earth to date. [NASA]

Update: Fixed the mistake in the eruption's length. NASA's site mistakenly says it is 50 million miles, so I didn't double-check (who am I to question NASA figures?)