The video was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory between 12:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Eastern time on July 19, 2012. The earth is super imposed in the video to show the huge scale of this solar flare.

“In the video, superheated gas known as plasma swells up on the Sun’s surface, and then an explosion sends globs of the scorching matter flying out into space. That’s when the fun starts — some of the plasma in the sun’s atmosphere begins to fall back down to the surface in a dazzling display.

So what causes the fiery phenomenon? Coronal rain occurs when plasma in the solar atmosphere cools and gets attracted by magnetic field lines on the Sun’s surface. As NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center explained in a written statement, “This plasma acts as a tracer, helping scientists watch the dance of magnetic fields on the sun, outlining the fields as it slowly falls back to the solar surface.”

Why did I post this solar flare? Yes, it looks really cool. But I posted it because solar flares have been known to increase the activity of Kundalini, Psychic Abilities and ghost activity.