Image of the Sun showing a solar flare leaving the Sun. The flare was huge, but it was on the far side of the Sun. If you go to Spaceweather.com you can find out more. Apparently it was from a large group of sunspots. (darker areas of the sun involved in the magnetic lines of force within the sun, they get twisted together and produce solar flares). I am not an expert. But I do know you should NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN. EVEN DURING SOLAR ECLIPSES, Spaceweather.com has all sorts of information on it.