A massive X class flare erupted from the sun. I spent two hours shooting the aftermath from my backyard in this timelapse shown at different speeds to show the rotation of the sun. Luckily this area wasn’t pointed towards Earth.

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I keep forgetting how large and “furry“ the sun is.

K-Stark

What exactly is an X class flare? I mean why is it named X?

j0119

It’s amazing to think that something we can’t see without advanced technology, happening what seems like forever away, on something that looks like a tiny spot in the sky, can absolutely wreck our shit with relative ease.

Mike-Awksmol

What would have happened if it was pointed at the earth?

Serious-Warning6388

Why not just capture the image with a regular camera at night when the sun is off

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