There was an explosion on the sun on August 31st, which came into contact with the Earth's magnetic field, creating some awe inspiring sights that really make you feel like a rather small being in the Galaxy.

A piece of solar filament collapsed in the sun's atmosphere, which caused a coronal mass ejection: an eruption from the sun that travelled in excess of 900 miles per second.  A true showing of what can be the terrifying potential of the Sun, and also a beautiful Aurora display in the sky.

Source: NASA

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