Sunspot AR2158 unleashed an X1.6 class solar flare today. The pic above was created from four separate photogenic frames at different times from the video below and look at the area around sunspot AR2158. Earth is used as a scale. The pic looks at the sun in the 304, 171, 131, and 335 Angstrom wavelengths of light.
— Observing Space (@ObservingSpace) September 10, 2014
Here’s a video of a coronal mass ejection (CME) that the sun unleashed right after the X class solar flare.
— Observing Space (@ObservingSpace) September 11, 2014
Here’s a composite image of the sun just before the X class solar flare reached its maximum intensity level.
Photo credits: NASA/SDO