A couple of days ago, I said that there was lot of solar activity and the Sun could erupt in a major way at any time. Well, that's just what happened in spectacular fashion. For some reference, it would 9 Jupiters to span the face of the Sun and 11 Earths to span Jupiter. Needless to say, those flames coming off the Sun are gigantic.
As of now, it's too early to tell if the resulting coronal mass ejection (CME) will up the odds of seeing Northern Lights here on EArth, so stay tuned . . .