From the ABC 7 Weather team

New Year's Eve on the Sun: Watch this spectacular erruption

January 3, 2013 - 04:51 PM
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Great flare on the

 sun 4 hours in 17 seconds

The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this New Year's Eve storm on the sun December 31, 2012.  Watch this graceful twisting eruption.

Here is another NASA image showing the relative size of Earth and the sun.  


That flare is larger than thousands of Earths. Quite a way to celebrate a new year.


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