NASA released a spectacular video on Sunday from its Solar Dynamics Observatory of a flare erupting from the sun.
The eruption, which NASA described as "graceful" on their YouTube channel, took place on April 2nd 2014 and reached its peak at 15:05 GMT.
Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation.
NASA classified the flare as an M6.5 or mid-level.
According to NASA, M-class flare are ten times less powerful than the most intense flares, which are labelled X-class.
According to NASA, harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through the Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground although they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer were GPS and communications signals travel.