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.


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


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.


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


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