Mar 11 2015

This puts everything in perspective. Here's an image of today's X2.2-class solar flare, along with the Earth for scale. Image via NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory

Jan 2 2014

The sun threw off a pair of solar flares as the 2013 turned into 2014. The above image from New Year's Day shows a variety of wavelengths of light with the lighter colors representing higher temperatures. It's also totally face-melting. [NASA]