M6.5 Summer Flare
In this photo, a mid-level flare, an M6.5, erupts on the left side of the sun. This image was taken on July 8, 2014, by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Three flares in 24 hours
The sun emitted an X2.2 flare, peaking at 7:42 a.m. EDT on June 10, 2014. The second X-class flare, an X1.5, peaked at 8:52 a.m. EDT on June 10, 2014. On June 11, 2014, the sun erupted with its third X-class flare in two days. The flare was classified as an X1.0 and it peaked at 5:06 a.m. EDT.
SDO Sees M6.5-class Solar Flare
M7-class Solar Flare Observed by SDO
Sun Emits X1 Solar Flare
Close-up of M9.3-class Solar Flare on Mar. 12, 2014
M9.3-class Solar Flare Seen in 3 Wavelengths
Multiple Wavelengths of X4.9-class Solar Flare
These different wavelengths taken simultaneously by the Solar Dynamic Observatory, view the sun with focus on different regions of the sun's corona.This is why the images do not appear exactly the same, with some showing more detail than others.